A Bit on the Side Cider & Sage Jelly 106ml



Award-winning Cockagee Keeved cider made in The Cider Mill, Slane, Co. Meath is the basis for this jelly. This is the only cider in Ireland made by the ancient technique of Keeving. The result is a robust and full bodied cider with a natural, light sparkle with fresh apple aromas and a rich fruit flavour.

We infuse this cider with the fragrant and warm flavours of sage resulting in a much more sophisticated, grow-up version of the traditional apple jelly.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Wonderful accompaniment or glaze for roast pork. Brush over meat just before end of cooking time and return to the oven to add a lovely sweet, herbaceous coating that is certain to add that extra layer of flavour to your meal.
  • Mix with 2 parts mayonnaise to make an interesting dressing for red cabbage salad.
  • Serve as a dip for deep-fried gruyere cheese: dip cheese in an egg and milk mixture seasoned with salt and pepper, then breadcrumbs. Repeat. Deep or shallow fry until brown. Melt Cider and Sage Jelly and serve on the side.

About the Producer

A Bit on the Side

It really is that simple. Don't you agree that the world would, in fact, be a merrier place if we focused less on ‘hoarded gold’ and more on a well-stocked kitchen?

And in that kitchen, a big table laden with good food, surrounded by people who feel welcome, valued and at ease?

Because what you are now doing is telling these people ‘I love you, I want to nourish you, I want you to know how precious you are’.

What’s more, this food need not be exotic nor cost the earth; even the most everyday food can be made into a delicious, exciting dish, once of course it is given that little extra love and attention.

It was in one such kitchen that our Gourmet Savoury Jellies came into being. My family just love food, and I love feeding them. From our time in Canada, we were familiar with, and loved, jalapeno jelly. When we move home to Ireland, this condiment wasn’t available, and necessity being the mother of all invention, this mother invented her own jalapeno jelly.

It soon became obvious that the light, melt-in-the-mouth texture of jelly could become the base for many other delicious savoury flavours. So, we set about developing unique, gourmet jellies using our favouite herbs, fruits and seasonings: jalapenos, basil, balsamic vinegar, sage, pink peppercorns and capers.

The result is a range of jellies that are versatile, delicious and full of flavour. As for our name? well…who doesn’t fancy A Bit on the Side?


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