Fresh herbs are ideal when pairing herbs and cheese, but whether you’re using fresh thyme picked from your kitchen garden or that handy container of dried oregano in the spice drawer, herbs add earthiness and subtle aromatics that will make you taste our farmers’ best cheeses in a whole new way.
In truth, the go-to herbs we know and love are so versatile, you can pair them with nearly any cheese to create a mouthwatering bite.
But our culinary experts have created some can’t-miss herb and cheese pairings that will wow friends at your next pot-luck, or effortlessly elevate a solo snack session anytime you’re craving the bold taste of your favorite Cabot cheeses.
Pepper Jack’s subtle heat and creamy texture melds well with the pungent aromatics and slight bitterness of oregano. Marinate cubed Pepper Jack Cheese in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper, and oregano. Serve with crusty bread.
Alpine Cheddar’s swiss-inspired flavor is accented perfectly by thyme’s gentle earthiness and subtle citrus. Top an apple slice with Alpine Cheddar Cheese, chopped thyme, and a drizzle of honey for a sweet, savory snack.
Seriously Sharp’s complexity and slight nuttiness pairs well with the savory, pine-like flavors of sage. Toss gnocchi with a brown butter sage sauce and chunks of Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese for an easy, delicious weeknight dinner.
Monterey Jack + Dill
Monterey Jack’s creamy mild nature pairs well with the slightly bitter, herbaceous flavor of dill. Place sliced Monterey Jack Cheese and smoked salmon on a cucumber round and top with chopped dill for a quick, low-carb snack or appetizer.
Lite50 Sharp + Garlic
Lite50 Sharp Cheddar’s creamy texture and buttery mouthfeel is a perfect match for the strong, pungent flavors of garlic. Try roasted garlic for a more delicate, nutty flavor. Spread roasted garlic on a freshly sliced baguette, top with Lite50 Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and melt until good and gooey.
Horseradish + Rosemary
Horseradish Cheddar’s intense flavor and luscious creaminess is accented by the slightly minty, peppery taste of rosemary. Top smashed, roasted red potatoes with grated Horseradish Cheddar Cheese and chopped rosemary for a plate-licking, next-level side dish.
Don’t have time to pair? Don’t worry. Some of our delicious flavored cheeses, such as Tomato Basil or Garlic and Herb, already come with herbs and spices in them for some instant pairing magic.