What To Know Before Pairing Cider with Food

United States Association of Cider Makers, Portland, Oregon

So maybe you don’t fully understand hard cider (yet). It’s OK. You aren’t alone. It’s a widely misunderstood and underestimated beverage category. Its range has a reputation of being one dimensional, when in fact, it’s vast, complex, and beautifully nuanced. Take the opportunities of beer, multiply it by the opportunities of wine, and you’ve got cider.

For the uninitiated, exploring cider pairings can be thrilling and daunting. Like any beverage...