Cider is the quintessential drink throughout Asturias. Since time immemorial, apples have been squeezed in the presses to extract the soul of the earth, rich in minerals and nutrients, in a completely traditional way.
There are currently almost 80 professional cider mills and a large number of producers who continue to make cider at home for their own consumption.
The apples are grown in the “pumaradas” and between September and November they are taken to the presses for the press. The “sweet cider” that is obtained can be tasted for a short period of time before it is taken to the barrels where it will begin its transformation into traditional natural cider. Other varieties such as “sparkling cider” and “new expression cider” are also produced.
All this culture around cider can be found in different places throughout the region. We share some where you can enjoy the cider experience: