HOW TO PAIR CIDER AND CHOCOLATE PART 1

Cider pairs well with many things. One lesser known perfect pair is cider and chocolate. Cider provides a range of flavor profiles, from dry and mineral, to fruit-forward, semi-dry ciders, so there's a match for every flavor of chocolate. The bitterness of chocolate is best matched with a dry, oaky cider while a rich, buttery dark chocolate is mellowed out with the pair of a tart, cherry cider.

Check out these cider and chocolate pairings by our Farm to Table Specialist Katie Brodie featuring Perennial Chocolate from Holland, Mich., who makes hand-rolled chocolates using Michigan milk, Michigan beet sugar, and premium cocoa beans from around the world.

Virtue Cider Southcider 12oz can with plate of chocolates and cocoa nibs.

 

 

OKO-CARIBE CHOCOLATE

Cocoa from the Duerte region of Dominican Republic stands out from the crowd through the careful management of Öko-Caribe network. Flavors include bright-chocolate and ripe bananas. The chocolate that is produced from the ultra-premium Domican Cocoa beans is second-to-none.

CIDER: Southcider, which is a semi-dry cider with notes of vanilla and botanicals.

This is a great match as the semi-dry make up of South Cider helps balance the ripe banana flavor coming through from the Oko-Caribe truffle. Being semi-dry, this cider holds up to the chocolate forward, sweet truffle.