The famous Norman cheese

Sometimes renowned worldwide, the Norman cheese contribute to turn our territory into a French cuisine destination. Let's taste the 4 most famous cheeses.


The Camembert, one of the most famous Norman cheeses in France and abroad, has a delicate mouldy white crust. It acquires an intense flavour during the ripening process. The manufacturing secret of Camembert is that -unlike other cheeses- moulded in ladles.


Fromagerie Foucher

The Neufchâtel or “Neufchâtel candy”, as it is nicknamed, is the oldest Norman cheese. It dates to 1035! Its very particular heart shape comes from the Hundred Years' War, when girls used to create cheese hearts to show their affection to English soldiers. Traditionally, a piece of the previously-made cheese was added during the cheese manufacturing process to develop good bacteria and obtain a better result.


Fromagerie Graindorge

Outstanding for its nice straw-yellow colour, the Livarot dates to the end of the Middle Ages. It is also unique because it is made with skimmed milk. Its colour is due to the ripening process: it is washed and brushed with a natural vegetable colourant called achiote. It is also encircled with five thin strips of dry reeds.


J.P. Gratien

The original name of the Pont l’Evêque is actually “Angelot”, a coin used as a means of exchange for salaries and taxes. Its current name was chosen in the 18th century, when it had great success on the markets of Pont-l’Evêque and then started to be produced in a square form to differ from Livarot.

Let's discover the secrets of Norman cheese!

The Village Fromager Graindorge proposes guided visits to share their fabrication secrets and show you their ripening caves. You’ll learn anything about their fabrication: from the arrival of milk to the cheese packaging! The visits end with tasting a good cheese platter. In July and August, you can also go to the cheese bar proposing 4 tasting platters to share.

Le Village Fromager Graindorge à Livarot

42 rue du Général Leclerc
02 31 48 20 10

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