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Cold Smoked Cheese




Infuse rich hardwood flavor into your cheese of choice by cold smoking it on the Traeger. Pair with crackers, wine or pickled vegetables for the perfect snack.


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  • Preferred kind of block cheese: Mozzarella, provolone, cheddar

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 165°F and preheat lid closed, for 15 minutes.

    165 ˚F

  • 2

    Place half-size pan in center of full-size pan. Surround half-size pan with ice filled all the way to the top.
  • 3

    Place cheese in half-size pan sitting on top of toothpicks or a cooling rack so it allows airflow around the cheese and prevents sticking. Place pan on grill.

    • Preferred kind of block cheese: Mozzarella, provolone, cheddar

  • 4

    Smoke cheese for 1 hour. Open grill and flip cheese over. Add more ice around pan into melted water and continue smoking for 1 more hour.

    165 ˚F

  • 5

    Remove cheese from grill and wrap in parchment paper. Place in fridge and allow to rest for 2 to 3 days. This will allow the smoke flavor to mellow.
  • 6

    After 2 to 3 days, remove from fridge, unwrap, slice and serve with your favorite cracker, pickled vegetables and wine. Enjoy!