Forget prosecco, gin-tonic, special beers and radeer At De Kaaskamer we drink cider this spring to help this refreshing alcoholic apple drink gain grounds in Holland. Did you know it cider has been around for thousands of years? The Greek and Romans loved to feast on it!
Cider gets made from the most ripe apples in the orchard. The blending of different species makes all the difference.. no wonder Brittany and Normandy make the best ciders as they have over 300 different apples at hand.
The French probably say it differently, but the saying still goes. De Kaaskamer had to obey, when we first got hold of our Camembert de Normandie, a beautiful raw milk cheese made at a stone’s throw from the village of Crouttes. Ouf! That is where we get our Cider, straight from the Galotière farm! This organic cider work well as an apéritif, but of course we prefer to combine it with the farmer’s camembert.
Enfin, camembert plus cider from Normandy, a place we call Cider City as we found out that the locals drink a yearly 10 liters on average. That is five times the amount they drink in the rest of France. We can only agree with Normandy, and try to catch up.