Crispin Announces Partnership With Cochon Culinary Tour

COLFAX, CA — The Crispin Cider Company announces a uniquely fulfilling and mouth-watering partnership between the American hard cider company and the Cochon Heritage Breed Pig Culinary Tour. Crispin will be the Official Hard Cider of the Cochon US Tour.

“Farm To Table. Orchard To Bottle. We believe that Crispin and the Cochon US Tour both illustrate authentic American flavors,” says Joe Heron, Crispin CEO & President. “We like to think we make American ciders with character, personality and a sense of adventure – naturally fermented fresh-pressed unpasteurized American apple-juice, using fruit picked on American farms. The combination of pork and cider is an age-old tradition. Combining Crispin with the expert grilling of rare heritage breed pigs, farmed on American family farms, is a unique, beautiful culinary adventure”.

Now in its fifth year, Cochon 555 has made a huge name for itself in the national culinary scene. In events across the US, five chefs make amazing dishes using five heritage breed pigs, snout to tail. It is an exemplary demonstration of culinary skill.

“The Cochon US Tour is a journey that food lovers want to join, a simple approach

to preserving our American heritage, real flavor, honest traditions with real tangible support for responsible American family farmers,” says Brady Lowe, Founder of Cochon US Tour. “Our epicurean guests at every Cochon event enjoy a direct link to the sources, a chance to learn from food experts including top chefs, cider-makers, distillers, brewers, wine-makers, farmers, and culinary thought-leaders.”

Tail To Snout. Coast To Coast (And Hawaii) – 2013 Tour Dates And Locations

COCHON555                  NEW YORK                     FEBRUARY 10                 CHELSEA PIERS

COCHON555                  ATLANTA                      FEBRUARY 17                 SHERATON ATLANTA DT

COCHON555                  VAIL                             MARCH 10                     FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555                  SEATTLE                       MARCH 17                     THE CEDARBROOK

COCHON555                  BOSTON                        MARCH 24                     THE REVERE

COCHON555                  WASHINGTON DC           APRIL 7                         tba

COCHON555                  SAN FRANCISCO             APRIL 14                       FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555                  MIAMI                            APRIL 21                       FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555                  CHICAGO                      APRIL 28                       FOUR SEASONS

COCHON555                  LOS ANGELES                 MAY 5                           HOUSE OF BLUES

GRAND COCHON            ASPEN                           JUNE 16                        HOTEL JEROME

EPIC COCHON                PHILADELPHIA               JULY 28                         tba

HERITAGE FIRE              NAPA VALLEY                AUGUST 11                    RIVER TERRACE INN

HERITAGE BBQ              MEMPHIS                       AUGUST 31                    PEABODY HOTEL

COCHON ISLAND            HAWAII                         SEPTEMBER 21   MAUNA KAE BEACH HOTEL

ALL-STAR COCHON        LAS VEGAS                    OCTOBER 18                  DOWNTOWN VEGAS

About the Crispin Cider Company

The Crispin Cider Company produces natural hard apple craft ciders using fermented American unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple-juice in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional unfiltered Artisanal Reserves – Honey Crisp, Lansdowne, The Saint and Cho-tokkyu.

The Fox Barrel Cider Company is dedicated to the production of superior pure pear ciders, using American fermented fresh-pressed pear-juice. Available in Pacific Pear, Blackberry Pear and Apricot Pear varietals and additional unfiltered Cidery Reserves  – Ginger & Blackcurrant and Rhubarb & Elderberry.

Recent additions to the portfolio are Crispin Bare Naked, and Fox Barrel Pear Naked, USDA certified organic ciders featuring a unique double fermentation process.

The company is based in Chicago, IL & Colfax, CA. & 

About Cochon

Created by Brady Lowe in 2009 to help educate consumers about heritage breed pigs, Cochon is a national event series that takes place in 16 major markets. Since inception, the tour and its programs like Chef’s Course have supported responsible family farming across the country. As a result, thousands have feasted on heritage breed pigs and reinforced thousands of conversations surrounding responsible agriculture each year. Before 2013, the tour will have donated more than $270,000 to charities and directly paid over $400,000 to great farmers across the country. For more details about the events, visit or follow @cochon555 on Twitter.

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Address: 405 Central Ave SE, Ste 10
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States