Aspall Cyder has been producing cider since Clement Chevallier planted orchards and started the business in the town of Aspall, “A tiny hamlet north of the small market town of Debenham in mid-Suffolk,” back in 1728. The Chevallier family still lives and works among the same orchards today, and Henry Chevallier Guild is now the 8th generation member of the family to run the cidery.
We are lucky enough to have access to Aspall Cyder here in Seattle, and tomorrow (11/25) at 6pm Mr. Chevallier Guild will be in town for an event at Capitol Cider. They will have 5 of their ciders pouring, and they will also have special food pairings. Stop on by to say hello and sample the offerings.
More about Henry Chevallier Guild:
Henry cut his teeth at Aspall running the factory; for him, the excitement that comes from the creation of a food or drink is only matched by the attainment of the knowledge of how to make it. This combination reflects the aspiration and philosophy of the generations of Chevalliers that preceded him. Henry now spends much of his time at Aspall working with the development team to not only create new products but to communicate the joys of Aspall and all things associated to the apple. He travels the world extensively recounting the long history of the Chevalliers’ cyder and vinegar making to Aspall’s export markets. On his travels Henry tries to meet fellow producers sharing with them his knowledge and ideas. All of this he brings home and feeds in to the collective consciousness and knowledge base of the Aspall team.