Travellers seeking an authentic culinary experience are spoilt for choice with the vast array of local specialities to be found in Normandy. This diverse region excels in the kitchen, from fine dining to home cooking, from a delicious apple tart to a humble slice of buttered baguette. For a taste of the sea there are eye-catching seafood platters, while meat lovers will relish a traditional Norman boudin (black pudding) or a leg of salt-marsh lamb from the famous Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.
As for the region’s world-famous cheeses – Camembert, Pont-l’Evêque, Livarot and Neufchâtel – they are best enjoyed with some fresh crusty bread and washed down with glass of Norman cider or the famous tipple, Calvados.
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More more information on food and drink in Normandy, and for a list of all of the main food festivals in the region, please visit the Normandy Tourist Board website.