Products grown far north growing under unique lighting conditions, gives the ingredients a special character. The long summer days have powerful light intensity, while low temperatures ensures a longer maturation things and more structure. Products that are grown in the midnight sun and polar conditions, have a stronger light intensity. Some of the best restaurants have also succeeded in lifting it up at the top level, which underlines the qualities. Cows and Lambs thrive on sparsley populated areas and by crystal clear rivers, sea and unspoiled mountain sides they produce first grade milk for raw material all important in cheese making. GoNorway show you a presentation of Norwegian food and beverages and in which county they are consider a speciality. TINE is the largest Norwegian dairy product cooperative consisting of around 15,000 farmers and 5,600 employees.
Due to its availability, seafood dishes along the coast are usually based on fresh produce, cooked by steaming and very lightly spiced with herbs, pepper and salt. Today salmon is very common, due to all the fish farms around the coast. What was once a luxury has become pretty cheap. (But the wild salmon is better than the farmed fish, and wild salmon is still very expensive.)
Stockfish is Norway´s longest sustained export commodity, and the socioeconomically most profitable export over the centuries. The climate in northern Norway is excellent for Stockfish production. Due to the stable conditions, the stockfish produced in Lofoten is regarded as the best.
Møre & Romsdal
Sogn & Fjordane