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Cider pairings

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.

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Born in Xixón, Asturies, in 1973, I studied English Philology at the Universities of Oviedo and Bradford (UK). I've worked as an English teacher, guide, interpreter and translator. I'm very keen on cider and good cuisine. Follow me on the website

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