Apple Jack came about when traditional Swiss cheesemakers blended the cultures normally used for Swiss, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar into a brand new cheese variety. Named for its village of origin (Apple River), this cheese is similar in flavor profile and texture to a mild Brick or Jack cheese. The staff here at Baumgartner’s takes this home regularly as the base of the best grilled cheese sandwich we’ve ever had. Melt over generously buttered light rye bread for the richest, gooiest, most satisfying lunch you can make with three ingredients. Apple Jack is also an excellent nibbling cheese with a bit more flavor complexity than Brick or Farmer – add some you your next cheese plate and your guests will definitely take note.