The aroma can be associated with winter holiday seasons, but apple cider is delicious any time of year when paired with mild cheddar cheese.
Start mild and finish strong: When assembling a cheese tray, arrange cheeses from mildest to strongest.
The key to the perfect wine and cheese pairing is balance. Make sure neither taste overpowers the other, that each brings out something in the other, and that you enjoy yourself.
When putting together a cheese platter, choose breads with little or no extra ingredients so the cheese is the star. Great selections include baguettes, rye, or whole wheat as well as crackers.