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 sharpness of old or extra old cheddars pair quite nicely with the slightly bitter taste of coffee.
At first the combo can sound unusual, but think of chocolate cheesecake, or brownies with cream cheese icing. Both cheese and chocolate can be described as delicious, rich, and creamy; and together, heavenly.