Cider


Because we do not produce large volumes, usually we only sell the cider in bottles. However, there are opportunities to try the cider on draught, but just the Tremlett’s Bitter at the moment. We have just delivered some to The Mortal Man in Troutbeck (winner of many awards from CAMRA […]

Try the cider on draught


Need something refreshing in the hot weather (or after scything)? Here is a simple recipe which works well with any well-flavoured dry cider (such as a Mosser cider, of course). 2/3rds chilled dry 100% juice cider 1/3rd chilled lemonade splash of apple aperitif, cider brandy or calvados (optional) a splash […]

Summer cider cup


We seem to have had an astonishingly long spell (for Cumbria) of dry hot weather. The grass has almost stopped growing and even the trees are struggling. While the dozen or so young trees in the orchard have been cossetted by watering cans, the established trees have had to fend […]

Parched earth



Blossom
Late May is a glorious time in the orchard, with the blossom in full bloom and (often) sunny dry and warm weather. Owing to the cold spring, the blossom came pretty much at the same time. It was all out and looking beautiful for the visit by North Cumbria Orchard […]

Mosser in May


After last week’s snow, it is to be hoped that the winter is now behind us and we can look forward to a sunny, warm and blossomful spring. In fact, here at Mosser, while we had less snow than most, we had the added excitement of an earthquake to herald […]

Winter report 2017/18




You may recall that 2016 was a really nice summer. As a consequence, we had a bumper crop of excellent apples. We don’t hurry our ciders here at Mosser, but the first of the 2016 vintage (Tremlett’s Bitter – see picture of the apples above) is now ready for drinking […]

Cider update – 2016 vintage


The winter is a fairly quiet time in the orchard and cider barn – just the winter pruning to do and the last of the cider to make. However, this year the pruning was more of a task because I missed doing it last year. That means this year’s pruning […]

Spring has sprung?


For those unfamiliar with craft cider and perry, I thought it would be helpful to write down a few thoughts on tasting. Firstly, it is important to remember that craft cider and perry is 100% juice (or very nearly) and so has a lot more flavour than is to be […]

Tasting notes for craft cider