Most common wood for cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by cmayna, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What is the most favorite wood to smoke for cheese?   Does it matter as to what cheese is being smoked.  This weekend I'll be doing a good size batch assuming the weather stays cool in the morning and don't want to pick the wrong wood.  I will be using the AMNPS.  Thanks in advance.

  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use maple and it turns out very good.

    This time I want to try pitmasters blend or pecan.
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I like using peach. Peacheese!
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I used Peach...and it tasted great on Mozerella, cheddar, colby Jack....and Dublinger

  5. I like apple for a lot of cheeses. Maple is good as well as cherry & peach. Cherry pellets are hard to keep going by themselves though so you need a layer of good burning pellets such as oak under them... It's really a matter of personal preference as to what you like. I like hickory too but a lot of people think it's too strong for cheese...  [​IMG]
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Peach, cherry, apple, pear, alder, pecan are some of my favorites. Some of it depends on the type of cheese. Just like meat some can take stronger flavored woods.
  7. I have been on a apple kick for a while. Hickory or mesquite is a good strong smoke. To strong for a lot of peoples taste

    Happy smoken.

  8. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah just to echo everyone else, stick to the lighter woods and fruit woods. I used oak and apple before on two separate occasions and I like the apple better. The longer you let it age afterwards, the mellower it will taste.
  9. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all.  Tonight I went out and got some Apple Pellets for Sunday's smoke.
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    For me Hickory was way too strong. Pitmasters Choice was good but on the edge so I was the only consumer, not really a downside there. Apple or Peach is next on the list and I have not ruled out Tutti Fruity...Apple, Peach and Cherry mixed together...JJ
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That 3 stooges combo (peach, cherry, apple) does sound good.
  12. Ok so you got some apple.

    I'm ready to see some smoke[​IMG]

    Happy smoken.


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