This week's Try Me is...Sheppy’s Cider
Cider lovers brace yourselves, one of the oldest and most distinguished cider making families in the world, Sheppy’s Cider, is poised to take the shelves by storm. Sheppy’s Original Cloudy Cider and 200 Special Edition Cider are both available now in Waitrose & Partners stores nationwide.
With 200 years of family cidermaking skills behind it, whether you’re a cider connoisseur or looking to expand your repertoire Sheppy’s Cider is the ultimate choice. Its traditional ciders boast unrivalled heritage and award-winning taste. The passion, knowledge and expertise of sixth generation Master of Cider, David Sheppy, is behind every drop of Sheppy’s Cider, flagged with his signature on each bottle.
Meet 200 Special Edition - with accolades to match its name. Launched to mark Sheppy’s 200th year, this celebratory cider is made with a blend of the very finest traditional cider apples, home-grown on the family farm. Awarded a coveted Gold medal at the International Cider Awards 2019 – the “Oscars of the cider world” – this award-winning cider is a true mark of Sheppy’s quality and heritage.
A fine bodied, medium sweet and lightly sparkling cider, it’s just as good paired with pork, lamb and pasta as it is on its own. Or pair with a full flavoured cheese – Sheppy’s suggest a semi-soft goat cheese to bring out the cider’s sweet notes.
Joining the line-up is Sheppy’s Original Cloudy Cider, an exemplary cloudy cider and one for any cider fan. A light blend of David Sheppy’s traditional Somerset cider with a touch of pure cloudy apple juice that results in a crisp and fruity flavour.
The opportunities for pairings are endless. Sheppy’s suggest a blue cheese, an excellent example of ‘opposites attract’ - the sharp notes of the cheese are offset by the mellow sweetness of the cider. It also sings with dishes that have a “sweet and spicy” element, like curries with fruit.
David Sheppy, Master of Cider, commented: “We are delighted to see two well-loved ciders from the range going on the shelves in Waitrose & Partners as the summer season gets into full swing. I am passionate about preserving my family’s six generations of cider craftsmanship, which is at the heart of everything Sheppy’s does and which set us apart from others. Each cider has its own taste profile – we want more people to enjoy experimenting with food and cider pairings!”