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Private cheese and cider tour

What to expect

Private tours can be half day or full day tours. They are designed that you enjoy the best of Normandy food, only with your group of friends or your family and your guide. Therefore you will be treated very exlusively. 

We can then make detours to see what you have seen on your guide book next to where we are. We can stop to take pictures whenever you want. 

The program for such a day is slightely different. We usually have more time to enjoy the cute calves at the farm or enjoy old brandy at the cider breweries; and that matters! 

Did you know that Calvados is like any other liquor? It takes time to enjoy it!! When it is young usually its flavors and aromas are pretty simple. It just needs a minute or two to realse all the volatile alcools in the air and then you have pure green apple in the nose and in the pallet. 

As it gets older, more light alcools have evaporated through the wood and more wood chemicals have infused in the alcool. You will need more time, once poored in you glass to "open" the Calvados. Opening a spirit just means letting the residual light alcools (the ones that kind of "burn") escaping the glass. Once it is done you can fully enjoy the flavours that the alcool carries. In an old Calvados you will smell compoted fruits, nuts, leather. It will not be strong but smooth and round in the mouth. You will enjoy the aromas quite long after drinking it...

I hope you undertand why it is important to take time in a Calvados tasting...  That's why private tours are really suited if you want to have a fullfilling experience.

What you'll see

Cow in normandy
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Cheeses of normandy 1

Description of your day

Full Day cheese and cider program:

  • Departure 9:30am from your hotel
  • Visit of the last standing Farm making Camembert cheese in Camembert village
  • Visit of a dairy  producing Pont-l'Evêque and Livarot
  • Norman picnic
  • Visit of a famous distillery
  • Visit of an organic traditional farm
  • Visite of a cute norman village 
  • Back to your hotel around 5:30pm

Half Day cheese and cider program:

  • Departure 13:30am from your hotel
  • Visit of a dairy  producing Pont-l'Evêque and Livarot
  • Visit of a famous distillery
  • Visit of an organic traditional farm
  • Visite of a cute norman village 
  • Back to your hotel around 6:30pm

About Lunch

About Lunch (for full day tour): 

The full day tour includes a lunch. You have 2 possibilities : 

  • Lunch provided by your guide. It is more than a trivial picnic. It is local fresh products in a beautiful place or at the farm (slightly more authentic). It usally constists in : French baguettes, local cheeses bought in front of you, a salad + dressing, charcuteries, ham , home made teurgoule (local dessert) and cider as a drink. 

Cost 20€/person

  • Stop at a local restaurant (may disassemble the dynamics of the day)

Hotel Pick up and drop off

Our usual pick up points are in Caen or Lisieux but we can pick you up pretty much anywhere at your hotel.