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Cider tasting & lunch plate in Balestrand

Tasty ciders from Ciderhuset in Balestrand - Sogn, Norway
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A food and cider experience by the Sognefjord!

  • Visit Ciderhuset in Balestrand and taste the local cider and enjoy a delicious lunch with local flavors from Sogn
  • A small locally produced dish served on a plank will accompany each cider and this will give you a truly unique lunch experience!
Starting point
Balestrand
Duration
1 hr 30 min
Season
10 May - 10 September

Tour description

From the center of Balestrand it is a 20 minutes walk up to Ciderhuset through the beautiful fjord landscape. When you arrive the fruit farm, a friendly host welcome you and will give you a short tour. Together with your guide, you learn the basics of growing apples and the local traditions, from the 1100s to today.
Then you step into the Ciderhuset, where you get to taste your way through five ciders and learn that apples are more than just apples. You will get acquainted with the whole spectrum of tastes: sweet dessert apples, acidic cooking apples, and bitter cider apples. You sample your way through five unique styles, from light and easy “veranda cider” to heavy tannin-infused cider, best drunk alongside bold and savory dishes. A small locally produced dish served on a plank will accompany each sider and this will give you a truly unique lunch experience! The cider tasting is also available with juice.
Balestrand has welcomed tourists since the early 1800s, when artists brought their sketch books to Balestrand to capture the extraordinary light. Spend some time here and get a taste of the local food and cider culture on this tasty experience.

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