The Taste of Madona region 2017
You are invited to get acquainted with Madona region by visiting producers of food, tasting food and drinks and learning about the traditions of culinary heritage. The companies have nominated their special products of 2017 and are inviting you to try them or learn to make them together.
White mould cow’s milk cheese of the farm “Burkānciems” is made using the
classic French soft cheese recipe. For travellers: goat farm (about 150
animals), cheese production, hard and soft cheeses, tasting, purchasing. Lejas
Ķunci 2, Ļaudona parish , phone 22188433 (Ruta Grauduža), www.burkanciems.lv
2) Light beer
of Madona. Made at LLC “Madonas Alus”
brewery using the special 6 malts recipe. During the fermentation process, the
beer obtains a pleasant, grainy bouquet of tastes, its amber colour and stiff
foam at the top. For travellers: learning about the production of beer,
tasting, a shop. Bodnieki, Prauliena parish, phone 22016544 (Rolands Zaharovs).
3) Kefir with
bifidobacteria. The 3.2% kefir produced at the company “Lazdonas piensaimnieks”
has a creamy consistency and a slightly sour refreshing taste; it is healthy
thanks to the good bifidobacteria. For travellers: an excursion, learning about
milk processing, product tasting and purchasing. Klēts, Lazdona parish, phone
4) Bread soup.
A dessert produced at the biofarm “Aizupes”. The dry mixture uses the bread
crumbs of homemade rye bread and dried fruit. For travellers: a story about the
farm products (bread, apple sweets, dry vegetables, etc.), tasting, catering -
a picnic. Irbītes, Bērzaune parish,
phone 29372796 (Silvija Garbovska).
pollen. The healthy pollen collected on the bee farm “Kalnu medus” that melts
on your tongue is an excellently wholesome product of nature. For travellers: a
story about bees and the production of products obtained from beekeeping,
tasting and purchasing. Lubeja Estate. Rogas, Liezēre parih, phone 29174560
(Sandris Akmans), facebook.com/kalnumedus
6) Dried duck
breast. A delicacy of the farm “TD Sveķi” made using an ancient Georgian recipe
adapted to the taste of the gourmets of Latvia. For travellers: animal farm
(collections of rabbits, sheep and birds), tasting and purchasing of tinned
meat and dried meat, a picnic place.
Sveķi, Bērzaune parish, phone 28353321 (Vita Kangare).
pork. Cooked at the farm “Sipiņi S” (Aļņi) using a recipe of the ancestors. For
hundreds of years Latvians have been working hard and wanted to have a good
meal afterwards – meat has always given strength and courage. For travellers:
agricultural farm, cattle herd, 100 of species of gladiola, smoked meat, soup,
quadricycles, bath-house. Aļņi, Ošupe parish, phone 28893026 (Dace Kalniņa).
is found in love. An aromatic tea herb mixture of Sole Proprietor “55 mārītes”,
its rich bouquet of flowers will help restore your organism and joy of living.
For travellers: a story about herbs, recognising them in nature, the art of tea
preparation, tasting and purchasing. Lejaszīles, Prauliena parish, phone.
26527445 (Līga Lieplapa), www.marites.biz
ŽelejZauriņi. Jelly sweets with the strawberry, apple or plum taste are
produced at “Madonas Karameles”. Handmade, natural product. Children and sweets
lovers will enjoy them. For travellers: caramel workshop, tasting, a shop. Rīgas street 1, Madona, phone 26380073 (Linda
water pretzels. Water pretzels baked using the recipe of granny Helēna with the
taste of childhood. For travellers:
bread baking programme (4 hours), catering, farm goods shop. Bakery and
café “Māmuļa”, Parka street 12, Madona, phone 29424634 (Ļena and Andrejs
11) Home grape
wine. This wine rich in taste is made from grapes species grown in the home
garden. And if we are to believe that a glass of good grape wine a day improves
heart health – why not enjoy some wine? For travellers: talks about making
grape wine, wine tasting and purchasing. "Domu pietura", Raiņa street
19, Madona, phone 29296045, 26395710 (Ilze and Astra Riekstiņa).
foods of Madona region. You are invited to culinary classes by the honorary
hostess and the participant of the TV show “Īstās latvju saimnieces 2017"
(True Latvian Hostesses 2017) Antra Gotlaufa. Together we will cook tasty
Latvian foods of Madona region that are made from local farm products. Guest
house “Apiņu kalte”, Prauliena, phone 29455829
November 10 – an exhibition “Culinary heritage, Traditions and Honorary
hostesses”. An exhibition about historical eating practices of Madona region,
kitchen accessories, and holiday feast traditions. Madona Local History and Art
Museum (Madonas novadpētniecības un mākslas muzejs), Skolas street 10, phone