Leesy Cheesy Matchups

Food and Drink

Washed rind cheeses began as a style of monastic cheese making in Alsace, France, centuries ago. This style of cheesemaking involves repeated washing with diluted brines and cider, beer, spirits, or wine to cultivate bacteria on the surface of the…

Pomme-Perfect Cocktails

Food and Drink

Apple flavors make a great foundation for building drinks. They play well in a shaker with a wide variety of herbs and spices, citrus flavors, and other craft spirits, so it’s no wonder beverage directors and mixologists are embracing the…

Varietal ciders

The Curious Character of Varietal Ciders

Producers, Production

Cider makers often blend inedible bitter-sharp and bittersweet apple varieties with crossover apples to create their signature house styles. But some, like Doc’s Draft, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, and Angry Orchard are experimenting with single varietals, using just one type…