I'd have never known the delight of this part of Spain were it not for Scott, a good friend, world traveler and fellow sidra enthusiast. Scott, who is a constant promoter of the region, has spent much time there and many years living in Spain. One trip-or taste of sidra- and you will easily see the culinary value here. I had a more than memorable trip there a few years past and will visit again this summer. So, more on sidra definitely to come, but for now I offer up this primer.
Asturian Sidra (cider) is tart, dry and tastes of ripe apples. This cider has funk and you will either love it or you won't! A born companion to pungent blue cheese or heavily smoked chorizo, Sidra is a complex beverage which reminds me a bit of old Champagne, with crisp mineral notes and that aforementioned funk. I said it was funky, right?