Last night was spent enjoying an evening of cider and cheese tasting. Cider? Cheese? What’s not to like? But it was a bit more than that. The event, hosted by the excellent Port Street Beer House, was ostensibly an introduction to the Moss Cider Project. It’s a fantastic community project, the details of which can be found on their wiki page.
Team leader Dan Hasler gave a very professional presentation, and along the way we got to try various ciders matched to a recommended cheese. I’m not going to list all the tastings-you should have been there-but there was some excellent stuff to be had. It was particularly interesting to sample America’s most critically rated cider, Original Sin, which hails from NY and is made with two types of champagne yeast.
Obviously the grand finale was why we were all there. Manchester is not (yet) renowned for its cider production, so the chance to finally try some of the Moss Cider was too good an opportunity to pass up. Cloudy and very lively, it proved a popular and fitting nightcap to the evening’s proceedings. If you get a chance to try some, I suggest you do so.
Update: Video of the tasting