Cider Maker's Afternoon with Black Diamond

Taste and chat with Ian Merwin, owner of Black Diamond Farm and Black Diamond Cider!  We're pleased as punch to have Ian's cider and orchard know-how spending the day pouring special flights of Black Diamond Cider + Food Pairings from FLCH Chef Katie Church!

Meet the Cider Maker

Ian Merwin is our mentor and the grand master of orcharding in the Finger Lakes.  We owe him a debt of gratitude for getting cider apples planted at Cornell during his tenure as pomology professor, and even more so for continuing the cause nationally today.  Can't wait to hear what he has to say...

Built to Pair

FLCH chef Katie Church presents a curated tasting board of local delicacies chosen specifically to go with the Black Diamond flight.

  • Slatestone - Basil and Raw Milk Cheddar
  • Rabblerouser - Grilled Garlic Scapes
  • Hickster - Housemade Rillettes