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Behind the Counter: Custom Pairing for Cider Creek Hard Cider

We are lucky to live in close proximity to the Finger Lakes wine region, giving us a lot of opportunities in pairing wine with our chocolate. As Rochester grows its craft beer and cider scene, we have been able to pair our chocolate with those products as well.

Our most recent pairing was for Cider Creek Hard Cider, a craft cider brewery nestled in the country hills of Canisteo, NY. They were hosting a Valentine's Day event over the weekend and wanted to pair four of their ciders with our chocolate!

Farmhouse Cider - 6.9% ABV - French-style cider made with Champagne yeast. Paired with Milk Chocolate Ginger Pistachio. 

Saison Reserve Cider - 6.9% ABV - Belgian-style cider with citrus notes, earthy undertones and a light white pepper/fruity finished. Paired with Milk Chocolate Dipped Orange Peel.

Winter Cinn Cider - 6.9% ABV - Cinnamon-spice cider with  hints of banana, pear, vanilla and clove. Paired with Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel. 

Sour is Love Cider/Beer Collaboration - 6.9% ABV - A special collaboration with Resurgence Brewing Co., this is a kettle-soured Berliner blended with cherry cider and fermented with Saison, Brettanomyces and Bavarian wheat yeast. Paired with Blue Cheese truffles.

The Blue Cheese truffles were made exclusively for Cider Creek's Valentine's Day pairing. Owner and head chocolatier Jennifer Posey blended artisan blue cheese and cream then dusted the ganache in a Valrhona cocoa powder. The result? Bold and creamy blue cheese settled by a tart, unsweetened cocoa powder. Like the Blue Cheese truffle, we are always open to creating custom chocolate for a pairing or not! rf

Pleasure, handcrafted. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates are handmade with fresh ingredients to give as gifts or indulge yourself.
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