The other week the Old Ship in Hackney transformed itself into a Real Cider Festival, with all ciders and meads supplied by real cider connoisseur Dan – founder of distribution and events company The Cider Box.
Guests were treated to the CIDER VS CHEESE TASTING SESSION – eight unique ciders ranging from 4% to 19.5% (!) in generous half pint measures, paired with delicious cheeses courtesy of Ian from London company Raw Cheese Power.
The pairing of Joe Strummer’s favourite cider – extremely dry Wilkins Medium, with an eighteen month matured unpasteurised Montgomery cheddar was unrivalled, except perhaps by the ‘Perry’ – cider made from pears (and nothing like Kopperberg!) – with a pungent Warwickshire goats cheese.
Other highlights involved the Piltonkeeved cider, served in a champagne flute, and the Somerset Pomona mead
A fantastic evening – just the ticket to ease you into the festive season.And word on the street is that this could become a monthly event.
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You can catch the Raw Cheese Power fellas every Saturday at Archway Market, Broadway Market and Maida Hill Market, and every Sunday at Chatsworth Road and Harringey.