What flavor is best for cheese?

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by dennis s, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. dennis s

    dennis s Fire Starter

    I'm going to smoke some Cheddar, pepper jack, Colby. I've got some peach, plum, apple and cherry dust. Has anyone used peach or plum for cheese? How long should I smoke it for?

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  2. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I've used apple, cherry and combination of apple and cherry. I smoke 3-4 hours.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I almost always use hickory for cheese. Since you don't have hickory I would go with what Teez said. Apple & cherry for 3-4 hours.
  4. tank

    tank Smoke Blower

    I have used hickory, apple, and peach.  Of the three I like apple the most with peach a very close second.  I found hickory to have a little to much bite for me with cheese.  I also smoke cheese for about 4 hours.
  5. oldthymer

    oldthymer Newbie

    I'm surprised that people are saying 3-4 hours.  I usually go 10-12 hours with 8 being the shortest. 
  6. dnovotny

    dnovotny Smoke Blower

    i use pecan, apple, or hickory,, i only smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs  depending if you like a a little smoke taste or a lot

    i found most women i smoke cheese  for only like  a hint of smoke,, also add a pan of ice

    in your smoker to help cheese from melting, again everyone is different that why

    smoking and bbq is so popular... remember i can get your recipe and when i'm  done it  will taste different

    than yours,,, i smoke 10-30  lbs of cheese  a week for people and everyone is different in their taste,, you can't go

    wrong  unless you melt it....lol.. good luck..
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man you must be burping smoke for weeks!
  8. I have used a combo of peach and apple. It was excellent. Solaryellow I think would agree.
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I smoke a fair amount of cheese and really like the combo of apple and pecan.  I use my AMNPS and smoke for 3-4 hours at most. The hard part is the 2 week wait. 
  10. oldthymer

    oldthymer Newbie


    Not at all.  The type of cheese may make a difference.  I only do very hard cheese.
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I really think the type of wood and the length of smoke depend on personal preference, type of equipment and method.

    I use the AMNS and our family likes a mix of maple and cherry smoked for 3 to 4 hours.

    I would experiment and find a combo that suits your family and friends.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. dennis s

    dennis s Fire Starter

    Thanks to everyone that replied. I think I will try apple and peach. I will try and get some qview pics also. Thanks again.
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Actually, checking the title of this thread?

    The best flavor for cheese is smoke!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  14. oldthymer

    oldthymer Newbie

    If you are OK with buying more dust I'd go with the bourbon barrel.  In my opinion that makes the best cheese hands down.
  15. I love plum.

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