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Wood for Cheese?

Discussion in 'Smoked Cheese' started by oregon smoker, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Been gone awile and it is good to be back, finally relocated and the smoker is up and ready to run. this might be a open ended question but who has an opinion on their favorite woods for various cheeses?

    thanks for your imput,

  2. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hickory and apple for harder cheeses.

    I like alder and chardonnay vines for soft cheeses.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I really like Apple and Pecan for cheese. I have also used wine barrel and whisky barrel too with great success
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use Apple or cherry for my cheese

  5. carnivorous

    carnivorous Newbie

    My favorites are apple and pecan. Hickory is also good on your harder cheeses.
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use apple. cherry, and and peach.
  7. mole177

    mole177 Fire Starter

    I just used grape... i'll let you know in a week.
  8. carnivorous

    carnivorous Newbie

    @mole177, I look forward to hearing how that turns out. I have been trying to experiment with some new wood and that was one I was kicking around.
  9. I used hickory and white oak. I will also let you know in week.
  10. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    maple, alder or apple work well with cheddar.
  11. I am an apple person, but hickory and maple work well also.
  12. [​IMG]  Thank-you all for your imput,

    Apple seems to be to be the vavorite. a soft cheese such as Blue or Gorganzola the same or a heavy wood? the group that took my old (500lb)smoker have since become world famous for their smoked blue cheeses but alas do not want to share. i am patiently waiting (not) the delivery of the Magnum Pig smoke generator (thanks to the review here) and ready to jump back into the hard cheeses (35lbs in the deep cooler) i will update as progress. the generator should be here on the 24th. my wife still does not understand how this is a gift for her......

  13. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I used apple  and cherry in the past, chips that is. Now I have the AMNS.