In-Home Cider & Charcuterie Tour Kit

During this time of social distancing, an online cider tasting party is a great way to connect with friends and family who love craft cider as much as you do!

We’ve made it even easier with our In-home Cider & Charcuterie Tour Kit!

Your $60 kit includes:

  • Four 473ml cans of cider
  • Three different cheeses (25 grams each)
  • Three different cured meats (25 grams each)
  • Smoked olives
  • A full loaf of fresh brick-oven baked bread
  • A full jar of Merridale Makes preserves or chutneys
  • A personal-sized apple pie

Create your own “in-home” tour by setting up each pairing in a different spot or room in your home. Pre-order kits for yourself and your friends for pick-up or delivery (depending on the area) for the ultimate social distancing paired cider tour! To order call 250-7434293 x0 or email [email protected]

Suggested Pairings:

Stop #1 Merridale Cowichan Dry paired with Gouda & Soppressata

Fermented from a blend of English cider apples, Cowichan Dry is light and dry. It has the perfect balance between sharps, bitters and a touch of fruitiness. 6% alc.

Gouda is mild and creamy, while Soppressata is spicy and aromatic. Cowichan Dry’s balanced flavour is the perfect way to brighten up the intensity of these pairings.
 

Stop #2 Merridale Traditional paired with Farmhouse aged Cheddar & Prosciutto

Merridale Traditional is an English-style cider made with the perfect blend of European cider apples grown in Merridale’s Cobble Hill orchard. A dry effervescent cider with a good balance of body, fruitiness, tannins, and refreshment. 7% alc.

Traditional’s rich body and tannins are the perfect compliment to the proscuitto’s lightly sweet and salty flavour and the distinct sharpness of the aged cheddar. It also has the fruitiness to cut through the smooth, creamy texture of both pairings.
 

Stop #3 Merridale Merri Berri paired with Blue Cheese & Genoa Salami

A refreshing blend of local apples fermented slowly, then blended with BC black currant, cherry and raspberry juices. Sweet, but balanced with the perfect acidity. Great for the patio, music festivals, or anytime. 6% alc.

The sweetness of the Merri Berri cider softens the sharp, funky notes of the blue cheese while its acidity cuts through the creaminess of the cheese. Genoa salami is delicately spiced for a savoury flavour that lets the blue cheese shine. Our in-house smoked olives round-out the tasting experience with salty smokiness.
 

Stop #4 Merridale Cowichan Dry paired with House-made Apple Pie

Fermented from a blend of English cider apples, Cowichan Dry is light and dry. It has the perfect balance between sharps, bitters and a touch of fruitiness. 6% alc.

Cowichan Dry’s light and dry flavour is a natural pairing for the rich and tart filling of our house-made apple pie.