Here at Dunkertons, we are always looking for new foods to match with our award-winning cider and Perry and for Valentine’s Day this year, we have a few ideas to help get you in the mood!

With the current chilly weather, why not snuggle up on the sofa, with your loved one and enjoy our amazingly smooth Vintage that we like to enjoy with a baked organic Caws Cenarth Golden.

To recreate this superb duet, simply pop into either of our two shops and pick yourself up a few bottles of our Vintage. You will recognise this beauty straight away, it’s the only cider we put in a 660ml tall bottle. Why? Well, we think this cider needs to be celebrated. In fact, it was created to celebrate our 30-year long history of making some of the UK’s finest organic cider!

Similar to our “Premium” blend cider, our Vintage takes on a character all of its own, due to a champagne-like fizz. Flavours of real red and green apple, reminiscent of the infamous Golden Delicious. A lovely crispness on the palate, that is followed by a reassuring residual sweetness all wrapped up in an icing sugar froth that slips down so smoothly!

Now, take a Caws Cenarth and pop it, uncovered, into a preheated oven (220C/Gas Mark 6) for 25 minutes until the cider washed rind turns a golden caramel toffee apple colour. Next, take a piece of fresh organic baguette or, for the “healthy” option, use slices of bell pepper and then sip’n’dip away together!

At our Cheltenham shop, you can pick up our organic Vintage, organic cheese and organic baguette in one shop! No need to fight the Cheltenham traffic or pay for your parking either, at Dowdeswell Park.

My next Valentine suggestion is a firm favourite with all our customers. Taking our amazing, lively and delicious, sparkling organic Perry, with its delicate floral notes, bursting with Pear on the palate and a depth of flavour that is so typical from organically grown fruit.

Now, take an organic Fig & Walnut cracker (available in our Cheltenham shop) and onto this, add a generous amount of our bespoke organic apple chutney made with our Black Fox cider and top it with a nice chunk of the organic Godminster cheddar, also available from our Cheltenham shop.

This is a match from heaven, with the Perry complimenting the savoury tang of the 12-month mature cheddar allowing the sweetness of the cracker and chutney combined to come through, whilst at the same time, leaving the palate cleansed, ready for the next delicious mouthful.

So, if you find yourself a bit stuck this Valentine, why not pop into our Cheltenham shop where we have several different options for you, from luxury hampers containing a fine selection of our award winning ciders and Perry and specially matched foods, together with our designed aprons for the chef in your life, to a special Valentine Gift Pack consisting of two bottles and a Godminster heart!

Here at Dunkertons, Love truly is, in the Pear!

Happy Valentines!