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Foggy Ridge Cider and Cheese Pairing Class at Inari

September 05, 2011

Foggy Ridge Cider and cheese pairing class Thursday September 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Inari Wines. Representative from Foggy Ridge Cider will be here to educate us about their ciders and match them with good cheese. $5 per person, please RSVP by email at info@inariwines.com.

Foggy Ridge Cider begins in the orchard with apples carefully selected for their unique flavors and grown for taste, not appearance. In our cidermaking, we aim to put this fruit in the bottle with minimal manipulation.

First Fruit cider blends early season American heirloom apples to create a rich fruity cider with lively acidity to drink, like Thomas Jefferson, on its own or with a meal. Paired with Chambier.

Serious Cider mixes traditional English cider apples like Tremlett's Bitter and Dabinett with tart American favorites like Ashmead's Kernel and Roxbury Russet. This crisp light food friendly cider is a refreshing aperitif paired with cheesy nibbles. Paired with The Baker Homestead Chevre.

Sweet Stayman. The famous Virgnia Stayman apples ripen late in mountain orchards but are worth the wait. Our Sweet Stayman Cider blends the original Stayman apple with heirloom varieties like Grimes Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin to create a lightly sweet cider to sip on its own or with spicy food. Paired with Beemster Extra Aged Gouda.

Pippin Gold is a unique blend of 100% Newtown Pippin hard cider and apple brandy from Laird and Company, the country's oldest distiller. Pippin Gold is delicious as a dessert cider or sweet aperitif. Some have swooned over peaches soaked in Pippin Gold served with homemade pound cake. Paired with Rogue artisan Flora Nelle Blue Cheese.