So far, I have smoked cheese and chicken in cherry. Typically I use mesquite for everything. I really feel the cherry leaves an off flavor that I just do not like... this is cherry in a bag from the hardware store so I cannot be sure of species, curing, etc. I do know I do not like it. I am wondering about apple, peach, etc, or if I just do not like anything but the authentic taste of hickory or mesquite.