Food Pairings – Cheese

This week we delve into how well cider pairs with food. Just like wine, cider has many flavor palettes that can complement food like cheeses or meats. We’ll go through three of our ciders today and discover how they pair with cheese.

Our Classic Cider is bright and clear with a semi-sweet bouquet. I’m pairing it with a Caramel Washed Gouda cheese that, when combined with the cider, brings out a flavor of salty sweetness in the cheese. Fresh basil also matches the sweetness with hints of anise or a savory pepper flavor.

Next, our Original Cider is dry and has notes of tannins and has a subtle tartness. Triple Crème Brie cheese complements the cider by balancing the crisp dryness with the rich creaminess of the brie. Spreading the cheese on a cracker accompanied by a few pear slices adds some juiciness in between sips.

The last cider we’ve paired is our Rum Barrel Aged which we’ve matched with Cashel Blue cheese. The tang taste and buttery texture of the cheese balances the robust rum notes in the cider all while mixing with apple and oak flavors to create a complex bite every time.

All this is an example of what you could expect by booking an event in our Barrel Room for smaller parties. There, you can sip cider while being given a private tour by one of our cidermakers, and if you choose, nibble on cheese plates or hand-picked charcuterie. Check the link or email jackie@urbantreecidery.com for more information.