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

  • Nutella

  • Maple syrup

  • Caramel

  • Simple crackers and flatbreads

 

Beverage pairings:

  • Water of course, to clear the palette

  • Mulled wine

  • Spicy cider, hard and soft

  • Chai tea

 

BurfordRedFlesh4.jpg