Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Calvados, Pommeau, Cider and Poiré:

They are the stars of the region. It has been produced throughout Lower Normandy and around Neufchâtel since the 16th century (1st certificate written in a newspaper). They experienced the Golden Age at the end of the 19th century when the French vineyard was affected by phylloxera. Today, many cider houses and distilleries offer tours and tastings in moderation, of course!

Cheeses :

Camembert, Livarot, Pont l´Evêque and Neufchâtel are the 4 must-see places in Normandy. Bearing the name of each city from which they come. Possessing all the AOC, allows to preserve a cultural and gastronomic heritage. It is the assurance that a product has been manufactured according to know-how passed down from generation to generation and transcribed into precise specifications. Also discover other cheeses in Normandy such as: Deauville, Pavé d’Auge, Petit Moyonnais, Coutance, Fervaques, « Coup de Pied au Cul » and many more!

Oysters :

Asnelles – Meuvaines, the latest oyster farming area in Normandy, will charm you with its firm and crunchy oysters. You can buy fresh oysters or taste them directly on site, but also visit the oyster beds during high season.

Asnelles shortbread:

Asnelles also known for its pure butter shortbread which has been made for over 100 years. His recipe has not changed, Isigny butter, flour, sugar and eggs. In 1997, his little brother with 1/2 salt butter was born, the « Saléf », then the « Chocofin » in 2009, cocoa shortbread. The boxes also bear witness to the passing of time, from the oldest still present to the most recent. Everyone is free to find a new use once the shortbread is consumed.

The Chocolate Museum and the Drakkar Chocolate Factory:

Located in Bayeux, 15 km away, the Museum will offer you 350 m2 of chocolate history and answers to all the questions you may have about it. The chocolate factory organizes various workshops in the summer to discover how its specialties are made. Something to make all gourmets salivate, whether young or old.

Caramels d’Isigny:

Discover the secrets of making Caramels d’Isigny. The caramel gallery: a 350 m² space to discover the manufacture of caramel, the mixture of raw materials and packaged candy as well as the many riches of the Isigny terroir (dairy products, oysters, apples, etc.). A very gourmet visit!