Back in August I was invited to attend The Big Feastival as a guest of Westons Wyldwood cider. Since then I’ve been reviewing some of their delicious cider at home – it’s a tough job but somebody has to do it hey?
So what do we know about Wyldwood cider?
This traditional premium cider, produced from fruit sourced in Herefordshire’s organic orchards, was re-branded Wyld Wood back in September 2011 to emphasise its organic and rural origin.
Fully matured in old oak vats, Westons Wyld Wood cider has a truly appley, fresh and full-bodied taste with a ripe aroma – a true celebration of nature in a glass.
First up I tried out of some of their still cider in a sous vide ham recipe. I placed the ham in a zip lock bag with 2 cups of cider and used the displacement method to remove as much air as possible. I then cooked for 12 hours in my Sous Vide Supreme water bath. When I removed from the water bath it was so succulent and tender that we managed to eat it all rather quickly! The cider gave it an incredible flavour and made it so moist.
We have also been enjoying some of the bottled fizzy cider which is incredibly good. I’m normally more of a fruity..strawberry and lime type of cider girl but this has an entirely different depth of flavour to most of the ciders I have tasted. It’s fruity without being sweet.
It’s available now in most major supermarkets and look out for the mulled cider version which is hitting stores now. I will be sharing my thoughts on that next week.