On our website we offer several varieties of meads and Chouchens. Mead, this alcoholic drink made from honey, depending on the sugar concentration and the fermentation process, can vary from dry to sweet.

It can therefore be served with different types of dishes, depending on individual tastes and the type of mead. In general, a meat pâté or terrine can be a good choice to accompany mead. Here are some options:

  • Pâté de campagne : this pâté is traditionally made with minced pork and spices, and can be served with pickles and mustard.
  • Liver pâté: this pâté is made with poultry liver and herbs, and can be served with toast.
  • Vegetarian pâté: If you prefer a vegetarian option, you can opt for a pâté made with vegetables or mushrooms. Mushroom pâté is a particularly tasty option.
  • Very sweet meads also go well with foie gras and can replace the traditional sweet white.

In general, richly flavoured and textured pâtés are the best choice to accompany mead, as they can enhance the honey and woody notes of the drink.

In terms of other dishes in the meal, mead can be served with :

  • Cheeses: soft and creamy cheeses, such as Brie, Camembert or fresh goat cheese. They go well with mead because their delicate flavours do not overpower the subtle taste of the drink.
  • Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, peaches or mangoes, are a good option to accompany mead because of their sweet and juicy flavour. Fruit can be served alone or in combination with cheese or nuts.
  • Mild charcuterie: Mild charcuterie, such as cooked ham, prosciutto or mild dry sausage, is another delicious choice to accompany mead. The mild, subtle flavours of charcuterie work well with the sweetness of mead.
  • Light dishes: Light dishes, such as salads or fish dishes, can go well with mead because their delicate flavour does not overpower the subtle taste of the drink.
  • Sweet desserts: Sweet desserts, such as fruit pies, spice biscuits or honey cakes, can be an interesting option to accompany sweet mead. The sweet flavours of the dessert can complement the sweetness of the mead, creating an interesting taste experience.