Did you know that there were thousands of apple varieties available in 19th Ccentury America? More than a dozen of these were cultivated at Monticello during Thomas Jefferson’s lifetime.

Join a special apple and cheese tasting event on Sunday, November 5, from 1-3 p.m. Taste and compare heirloom and conventional apples, paired with premium cheeses; sample Monticello’s private label hard cider; and learn more about the history of apples in America from cidermaker and author, Diane Flynt. Can’t join us in person or just thirsty for apple knowledge?

Continue reading to learn more about the history of apples and cidermaking at Monticello.