Bring the cider to a boil and stir in the oats and the Chinese 5 spice. Reduce the heat and simmer.
While the oats are simmering - peel, core and dice the apple. After about 15 minutes, stir the apple into the oats.
Simmer and stir until the oats are done, about a half an hour total. Serve into two bowls and top each with a tbs. of maple syrup and 1/4 C of the cheese. You might pop it in the microwave for just a few seconds to help the cheese melt.
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