Tomorrow marks National Cheese Lovers’ Day in the USA, an occasion so worth celebrating that, even though we’re not American, we just had to jump on the bandwagon! After all, Normandy is renowned around the world for being a cheese-producing region, thanks to the abundance of rich milk produced by its many lovely Norman cows….
Apple, cider and cheese, what more do you need?
Autumn in Normandy means foodie festivals galore. As one of France’s biggest apple growing regions, there are apple-themed festivals across the region almost every weekend in October.
It’s a family thing: Camembert with a twist
It’s not every day that a new cheese hits the stalls. In this case, we can’t exactly say that the variety itself is new, as we’re taking about Camembert, but read on and you’ll understand what we’re all excited about. A year ago, Charles Bréant and his four brothers decided to open a cheese production…
5 food festivals to feast on this autumn
Normandy is a food lover’s paradise, particularly in autumn, so why not hop across the Channel and visit some of the foodie festivals taking place across the region? From cheese and seafood to the iconic apple, here is our pick of 5 Norman festivals not to be missed this year: 1) 17-18 September: Fête du…
Ten treats to try that were made in Manche
The Manche département of Normandy is home to a great many artisan food and drink producers who each make and sell delicious specialties à la Manchoise. Here are 10 treats to try when visiting this picturesque part of Normandy! 1) Biscuits from Sainte-Mère-Eglise Inspired by the wartime history of the town, well-known shop Le Biscuit de…
Chevalait, the magic of mare’s milk
For as long as she can remember, Belgian-born entrepreneur Julie Decayeux has always loved horses. Her parents both loved horses and she learnt to ride at a young age. She realised that she had a particular affinity with large-set horses when she was given a Welsh cob as a teenager – they instantly had a…
Les Saisons, a belle époque bistrot in the beautiful Pays d’Auge
The Normandy countryside is full of surprises and Les Saisons restaurant is definitely one of them.
Fine dining at the Logis de Brionne
My most recent (foodie-themed) press trip took me to the Logis de Brionne, a restaurant and hotel situated in the town of Brionne, 50 km south-west of Rouen. Cosy and inviting to look at, the Logis sits opposite Saint-Denis Church, within easy walking distance to the town centre. We were greeted by the hotel owner,…
Because nothing says ‘I love you’ like delicious Neufchâtel cheese
Legend has it that during the Hundred Years War, young ladies from the town of Neufchâtel-en-Bray, would make the local cheese in heart-shaped moulds to offer as gifts to their favourite English soldiers.
10 things to eat and drink on a cycling holiday in Normandy
Marmite dieppoise in Dieppe Legend has it this Normandy classic was created in the 1960s in a mariners and sailors’ tavern called La Marmite Dieppoise on the quays of Dieppe. The owner, Madame Maurice, was renowned in the region for her delicious fish dishes à la dieppoise (Dieppe-style). Named after the restaurant in which it…