Artisanal foods are flourishing in Åland, thanks to outstanding raw produce and creative food artisans. It is easy to fill both the glass and the plate with local food and beverages.
Many farms refine their own raw ingredients. Milk is turned into cheese at Mattas farm dairy, meat is used to produce tasty sausages at Marskogens Lamm sheep farm and organically grown grains are milled into meals at Överäng Mill.
Apple growers such as Grannas, Snäckö Frukt and Öfvergårds have refined their ability to make use of the entire harvest by producing fresh-pressed apple juice, chutney and pickled “äppelskott” (unripe windfall apples). Many farms and food artisans welcome visitors on guided tours.
Many food artisans are into creating good food and beverages. Among all awarded flavours and products, you can, for example, keep an eye out for Våffelrakan Food Truck at several outdoor events. The Food Truck’s specialty is fresh grated Åland potato fried in a waffle pan and served with various condiments, such as red onion, sour cream and whitefish roe.
At Västerro, the fisherman and food artisan Anders Westerberg experiments with the bounty of the land and sea in his special smokery and gastronomic greenhouse. Here you can book different dining experiences for you and your friends.
The coffee lovers at the micro roastery Rosteriverket in their turn are passionate about roasting beans for that perfect cup of coffee. For the ultimate experience try Mercedes Chocolaterie’s handmade pralines or MarBi Backen sweets for dessert.