According to the web Ciders of Spain, Asturian ciders are great pairings with traditional cuisine.
LA SIDRA.- It is well-known that cider pairs with almost evertything. James Asbel, founder of the website Ciders of Spains reckons this is the food that best pairs with some Asturian ciders:
– Natural Cider Riestra pairs with Cabrales and Stilton cheese; nibbles like chorizo, Padrón peppers, fried squid, grilled sardines, clams and hot potatoes; and dishes like hake in cider sauce, fabada and pork shank.
– New Expresión Ciders go with Manchego, Gouda and Brie cheese; nibbles like Piquillo peppers, olives, cured and Iberian ham; and dishes like paella, sole meuniere, shrimps and sushi and sashimi.
– Viuda de Angelón semi-dry Brut Cider pairs with Afuega’l Pitu with paprika and goat’s cheese with herbs; nibbles like chorizo, grape leaves, spice nuts and cumin meatballs: and dishes like chilindrón, Indian or Thai curries, chili, roasted lamb and and kidneys in sherry sauce.
– Riestra extra-dry Brut Cider goes with Cabrales, Stilton and Cheddar cheese; nibbles like salchichón, oysters and fried artichokes; and dishes like cachopo, seared sirloin with anchovy vinaigrette and grilled or baked salmon.
– Ice Cider pairs with Manchego cheese; nibbles like Manchego with quince jelly, Cheddar, dates, almonds and walnuts; and desserts like muffins, Santiago cake, sponge cake and shortbread.