Cider fans, get ready - one of the nation's most distinguished cider brands is now available in Waitrose & Partners stores nationwide.
Previously only available in the West Country, the 200 Special Edition was launched in 2016 to mark Sheppy's 200th year. The celebratory cider is a blend of the very best traditional cider apples, all home-grown on a family farm.
The fine bodied, medium sweet and lightly sparkling cider goes just as well with pork, lamb and pasta as it does on its own, and can even be paired with a full flavoured cheese. A favourite is a semi-soft goat cheese, which helps to bring out the drink's sweet notes.
It's joined by Sheppy's Original Cloudy Cider. The light blend of David Sheppy's traditional Somerset cider comes with a touch of pure cloudy apple juice resulting in a crisp, fruity flavour.
There are endless pairing opportunities, with Sheppy suggesting a blue cheese - a sure sign that opposites attract. The sharp notes of the cheese get offset by the cider's mellow sweetness, while it also works nicely with dishes that have a sweet, spicy element.
David Sheppy, Master of Cider, commented: "Each cider has its own taste profile – we want more people to enjoy experimenting with food and cider pairings!"