TWO companies have partnered up and claim to have created the world’s first cider-infused vegan pork & apple burger.

Cider maker Orchard Pig joined forces with plant-based producer The Meatless Farm Co to create The Porkie Burger.

This latest burger lover’s innovation is made using Meatless Farm plant-based sausages (made from pea, soya and rice proteins), topped with a cider-infused apple & chilli jam and melty vegan cheese.

The recipe was invented by the research & development teams of Orchard Pig & Meatless Farm, who created the bespoke vegan burger as a perfect pairing to a cider.

Zoe Atkinson at Orchard Pig, said: “At Orchard Pig, we’re proud to say our full cider range is accredited as vegan by the Vegetarian Society, unlike some of the leading cider brands on the market, meaning you don’t need to miss out on one of life’s pleasures to do good for the planet.”

“Naturally, we needed to create the perfect vegan pairing dish to go with our vegan cider – and what’s better than a decadent burger?”