Friday, 28 October 2011

France: lots of lovely apples

Normandy in October smells of apples and fresh air, misty mornings and crisp afternoons. We visited a number of cider and calvados producers in the local area. 

Apples from the orchard ready to be chopped

The process of cider and calvados making is explained to us

The fermentation tanks holding the pressed apple juice

Some ancient oak barrels which are used to store the Calvados during the ageing process

A food festival in Carrouges displays hundreds of varieties of local apples

....and pears

Piles and piles of lovely apples

One of the numerous apple orchards near Le Brewery

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