A night in, your favorite hard cider, and some cheese and chocolate. Who doesn’t love a good, cozy, stay-at-home cider pairing? Light, available in a wide range of flavors, and with fruity notes to help accentuate nearly any food; cider is an easy and fun beverage to pair with. Whether as a date night activity, a casual dinner with friends, or just a great way to enjoy some snacks and cider solo–here are some of our favorite ways to pair Farm Stand cider with those good munchies.
Tomato based dishes, Spinach Salad
Boasting flavors of apples, citrus, and cone hops–this is a cider on the dry side with a funky kick. Hop on that acidic train by pairing this cider with a tomato based side like salsa or bruschetta. This is also a great cider to have with a light dish like a spinach salad with vinaigrette
A sweet and tart blending of raspberries and apples, we like to enjoy this cider with something sweet. Try it with a rich square of dark chocolate or a slice of lemon tart. The delicate sweetness in the cider will help complement a simple dessert without overpowering it.
Soft Cheese, Crackers
Intense yet smooth, we packed this cider to the brim with blueberries, strawberries, and apples. Use it as a refreshing sip to help cleanse the palate in between salty bites. This sweet cider pairs especially nice with a soft cheese like brie or gorgonzola.
Apple slices, Ice Cream
Apple pie and caramel in a surprisingly light cider. A simple yet delicious pairing can be found with fresh apple slices or a good old fashioned scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Grilled meat, Pecan pie
A juicy cider composed of tart cranberries, juicy oranges, and crisp apples. We like this one paired with grilled white meat, such as pork, turkey or chicken. Or, you can lean into the sweet aspect and enjoy it with a rich slice of pie.
Nuts, Sharp Cheese, Grilled Brats
With the classic we like to pair the classics. Pair this cider with a handful of mixed nuts, or enjoy it at the cookout with whatever you’re throwing on the grill.
Porch Sittin’ Cinnamon
Donuts, Pear Slices
A smooth and dry cider that incorporates vanilla and cinnamon, this cider pairs well with any food that is tasty with baking spices. Sliced pear is an elegant option, and fresh donuts from your favorite apple orchard are a great treat with this fresh cider.
Whatever you’re craving, we’ve got the perfect cider pairing for you. Farm Stand ciders and seltzers are available for purchase throughout Michigan .