Cider and Food Pairing
The sweetness of this cider cuts right through rich, creamy foods like cheese. It also works very well as a replacement for dessert wine.
Try it with: Macaroni and Cheese, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Apple Pie.
Dry ciders like this one famously pair well with seafood. Here in Maine, you're in luck, as we have the best dry cider AND the best seafood around. Use Mainiac Gold in place of any dry chardonnay.
Try it with: Lobster, White Fish, Roast Poultry
The sweet, acidic flavor of blueberry is perfect for breaking down the flavors of animal protein. Things like red meat and game meat pair very well with this uniquely Maine cider.
Try it with: Venison, Lamb Chops, Beef Steaks, BBQ
This cider is a perfect blend of dry and tart. It applies anywhere you'd normally use cranberry. What Thanksgiving Dinner would complete with a dollop of cranberry sauce?
Try it with: Turkey, Oysters, Chocolate
Apples and maple sugar, a classic Maine combination. This cider is equally good warm as it is chilled.
Try it with: Pancakes, Pork Roast, Salmon
This cider is almost too special to pair with anything. We at Ricker Hill feel that it belongs at the end of the meal with the dessert course.
Try it with: Cheesecake, Ice Cream, Brie Cheese
Hopped Honey Oak
The sweet honey flavor of this cider pairs best with dishes that can't stand up to sweetness. Things like strong cheeses and hearty stews come to mind.
Try it with: Beef Stew, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Chili
New English Bittersweet
The driest of the dry, this cider works exceptionally well as a replacement for dry, white wines. It's fresh taste perfectly balances salty, savory foods like cheese. The dry nature of this cider also serves as an excellent pallet cleanser for appetizers.
Try it with: Pork Pot Stickers, Charcuterie, Salads
This premium cider is perfect mix of tart and dry. Those characteristics make it a good match for shellfish, pasta, and rich sauces.
Try it with: Shrimp Scampi, Cheese Ravioli, Lobster Rolls