With its wealth of dairy products from cream to cheese, rich pasture and fruit orchards, Normandy is a veritable gourmet’s paradise. The region produces four distinct cheeses with the quality appellation d’origine contrôlée label: Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Evêque and the heart-shaped Neufchâtel. There are many local farms and factories who welcome visitors to find out first hand how traditional cheese is produced. The butter and cream of the Calvados town of Isigny-sur-Mer, a short drive from Bayeux, are also A.O.C. recognised and crème fraîche is a basic ingredient of the local cuisine.