Did your mom ever make apples and cheese as a snack for you when you were a kid? Have you ever had an apple with salt on it? – preferably a granny smith apple? Well, if you haven’t experienced either of these combos, you need to. So, you’re welcome, here is a salad the beautifully incorporates both of them at the same time. I have had apples and fennel together, apples and cheese together and apples and salt together — the all meld together a wonderfully as I had hoped. The fennel adds an interesting twist – if you have ever been near fennel when it is being cut up it, oddly enough, smells very strongly of licorice – luckily it doesn’t exactly taste like licorice.