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nebule's avatar

Is there a reason why eating cheese and apple together might make you feel rather sick?

Asked by nebule (16107 points ) January 30th, 2009

a chemical reason perhaps?

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Vinifera7's avatar

Absurd! Does no one eat apple pie with a slice of melted cheddar cheese?

nebule's avatar

lol… um..nope

nebule's avatar

but a nice bit of leerdammer and fresh apple is quite…refreshing…until you feel sick after obviously…

it’s something my mum has eaten for years and with me trying to eat more fruit, i thought i would try it and spice it up a little… although i’m thinking now that stuffed apple with raisins and cinnamon would have been a better option!!

bythebay's avatar

@lynneblundell: Do you normally eat cheese/dairy? Maybe it was too much on an empty stomach or maybe you have some lactose intolerance. I am lactose intolerant and not all cheeses bother me, but any dairy on an empty stomach make me rather ill. which just made me think of a question I’ve been meaning to ask

mij's avatar

apple and cheese are fine together, as long as they are fresh. Maybe you had unusual or off cheese…

eponymoushipster's avatar

I eat cheese with an apple a lot. It’s a great protein/fiber option. Fairly popular, as I understand. Even Starbucks has it on their “Protein Plate” overpriced food menu.

It might be the type of cheese. Typically, I have an apple with cheddar cheese (sharp/extra sharp). Nice contrast. Leerdammer might not work as well. Have you tried other cheeses?

asmonet's avatar

I’d bet your stomach is just not used to it. Eat it a few more times, see what happens. I’ve found apples and cheese aren’t particularly great on an empty stomach, but that’s me.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@asmonet yeah, i’m a big fan of starting with whisky, then move on to the apples. does a world of good. ;)

nebule's avatar

lol @eponymoushipster you are on form today!!!

eponymoushipster's avatar

@lynneblundell thanks, it’s the mostly the whisky.

fyi – there is a scottish dessert called “oranges n’ whisky”, where you basically marinate oranges in whisky and sugar, then serve with whipped cream. scrumtrulescent!

nebule's avatar

@eponymoushipster we had that on Christmas day once… or was that oranges in brandy…hmmmm

eponymoushipster's avatar

@lynneblundell either way, fruit + booze = goodness.

Jeruba's avatar

Cheese and apples are a classic combination. I didn’t like them together when I was a youngster, but I love ‘em now, from first meal to late snack. I agree, something must have been off.

JellyB's avatar

Well…..i’ve never tried it. It sounds weird though…..but i’ll try almost anything at least once.

nebule's avatar

mmm let me know what you think! x

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