Mead Food Pairing

While a glass of mead by itself is delicious, you can take your mead tasting to the next level by pairing it with food. Much like other drinks, wine or liqueurs, different meads can enhance your enjoyment of different types of food.

Atlantic Dry Mead

Lovely with salty snacks such as olives, roasted nuts, or artisan crisps. For seafood and fish, try a mead and fennel sauce or poach scallops or pour a dash in a fresh shucked oyster. For desserts, it’s lovely with raspberry and white chocolate sponge, poached fruit such as plums or nectarines or sharp goats cheese.

Wild Red Mead

Delicious when paired with rich dishes such as a pasta or pizza with tomato sauces, tapas, roast duck or West Cork black pudding. Fantastic with grilled food such as sticky barbecue ribs (in the marinade too!) or artisan sausages. Awesomely lovely with a good quality chocolate or chocolate brownies too.

Hazy Summer Mead

The fruity finish makes this lovely paired with spicy chicken wings, bean burritos, mild curries and fresh salads with a raspberry vinaigrette or grilled salmon. For dessert try berry pavlova or cheesecake or it’s gorgeous with blue cheese. As it has a cranberry flavour, we love it with roast turkey or honey glazed ham.

Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged

This mead shines with food such as almond or lemon tart or drizzle cake or a baked cheesecake. Luscious with peaches and cream or shortcake with or without strawberries. For savoury pairings try mature cheeses or a buttery, herby-roast chicken.

Wild Red Mead - Merlot Barrel Aged

This mead shines with food such as a terrine of pork or mushroom pâté on thin cut toast, Prosciutto or Palma ham or artisan mini sausages or chipolatas.

It is robust enough to pair with Rack of Lamb with rosemary or a grilled steak with a pepper sauce.

Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged

A lightly chilled glass shines with food such as smoked salmon or a salmon mousse with crostini. Ideal with very fresh sushi or sashimi. For a sweet finish try with vanilla fairy cakes or almond and hazelnut German-style biscuits.

Irish Wildflower Mead

This semi-sweet mead shines with food such as Feta-style goat’s cheese, honeyed baklava almond or crème brûlée. A fantastic after dinner drink, lovely with buttery shortbread.