Other namesApplewood smoked cheddar
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Source of milkCows
Fat content11g per ounce
Protein content8g per ounce

Applewood, or Applewood smoked cheddar, is a round, white smoke-flavoured Cheddar cheese that is manufactured by Norseland Limited (formerly Ilchester Cheese Company) in Somerset, England.


Applewood smoked cheddar is a fairly dense semi-hard cheese. Applewood is not smoked, but is instead treated with an artificial smoke flavouring.[1] The cheese is coated with mild paprika, giving it a golden-amber appearance.[2] The cheese itself is rather soft in some cases, making it difficult to grate. The smoked flavour of the cheese does not leave a burnt aftertaste.[citation needed]

In 2019, Norseland Limited launched a vegan version of their Applewood cheese in collaboration with VBites in both pre-sliced packages and in blocks.[3] It won the award for Best Vegan Cheese at the FreeFrom Food Awards in 2020.[4]

Nutritional data (per oz.)

(Note: one ounce is about 28 grams)

Calories 130
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated fat 7 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 213 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
Dietary fibre 0 g
Protein 8 g


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  2. ^ "Cheese, Canada, Canadian Cheese, Springbank Cheese Co. : Applewood Smoked Cheddar [APPLEW RENG] -". Archived from the original on 2004-11-27.
  3. ^ "Applewood's smoked vegan cheese is finally launching in the UK next week". 20 September 2019. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  4. ^ Gilliver, Liam (2 May 2020). "Dairy Giant Applewood Scoops Major Food Award For Its Vegan Cheese". Vegan News, Plant Based Living, Food, Health & more. Retrieved 2020-07-22.