HOW TO HOST AN APPLE TASTING PARTY
Like all good things, a cornucopia of heirloom apples is enjoyed best with friends.
To host an apple tasting party, at the very minimum you will need:
A cutting board
A sharp knife
An apple or vegetable peeler
Toothpicks to serve, or fingers among friends
Good food accompaniments for apples include:
Cheeses, all the cheeses, but if I had to pick only two, I would recommend a sharp cheddar to pair with a sweet apple and something creamy, even cream cheese to balance some of the more acidic apple varieties.
Other good choices are any rich blue cheese and my personal favorite, aged gouda.
Honey for dipping
Peanut butter and/or almond butter
Simple crackers and flatbreads
Water of course, to clear the palette
Spicy cider, hard and soft