- The best food and drink is processed in Blekinge.
As one of the country's smallest landscapes, Blekinge is full of small-scale producers who celebrate festivity, weekend and everyday life. Join on a trip straight through Blekinge and meet amazing champions in both coffee and cheese production alongside the country's happiest farmer - Per Brunberg on Björketorps gård.
Milk in glass bottles - just like before.
At Björketorp's farm just outside Ronneby, the animals are in some way as happy as the farmer himself. It appears that Per became a farmer of conviction and not because he had to take over the farm. Apart from organic milk production, Per also sells milk in a milk machine where customers can buy milk in a bottle - just like in the past. Besides, he makes ice cream with incredible flavors of the farm's milk, organic cream, egg yolk, honey from Johannishus and sugar from Swedish sugar farmers.
Favorite flavors, coconut, and licorice.
The ice cream is entirely organic apart from sugar grow conventionally.
So far, there is no Swedish organic sugar production, and I prefer to use Swedish raw materials before imported cane sugar from other parts of the world, "says Per Brunberg, which spoils customers with flavors of "polkagris", vanilla with basil and lime, Daim, coconut, red and black currants and jägermeister besides classic vanilla, raspberry, chocolate and banana. For God's sake do not miss the passion fruit glass or salt licorice to mention a few.
It's hardly expensive at the farm shop at Björketorp's farm.
The cows that do the job at Björketorp's farm.
Opening hours: The glass booth is open (self-service) between 08:00 to 20:00 daily. During the summer (summer holidays) the glass booth is open for all days between 11: 00-17: 00.
Find here: Depart from the E22 in the Tvingkorset east of Ronneby and follow the road north in the direction of Tving. After 700 meters, take the gravel road to the left. Follow signs "Björketorps Gård." www.bjorketorpsgard.se Tel: 0705-31 38 28.
Just a few hundred meters from Mørrumsån's roaring water, right across the kiosk in the middle of the village, is Henrik Arvidsson Blekinge coffee roasting. A successful coffee starry that started as a hobby and now has become a full-time brewery. Well, it goes well. Henrik has won SM gold and won the World Cup four in a coffee break. Apart from buying coffee - malt or everywhere - you can also have a snack and talk about coffee and roasting with one of the country's greatest expertise.
SM Gold Medalist and World Cup Henrik Arvidsson at Blekinge Kafferosteri.
Depending on what flavors you prefer, there are several different types of coffee to choose from.
Many appreciate Zila Gold Coffe, Colombia Excelso, and Kenya Limited Edition, "said Henrik Arvidsson, who succeeded in convincing more and more companies and individuals in the region to abandon the bulk affair, instead of investing in genuine flavours and delicious coffee. To get unique flavours, use a scale when measuring the coffee beans, grind the beans in a coffee grinder (while the water is warming) and gently wrap the coffee.
Excellent coffee at Blekinge Kafferosteri.
Opening hours: Saturdays between 10:00 and 15:00.
Find here: Östra Vägen 1, Mörrum. From Mörrum's Kronolax fishing (do not miss the amazing Mörrumsån) follow Kvarnvägen / Parkvägen north and take the big bridge over Mörrumsån. Pass the church on the right
There is also a coffee scene in Karlskrona, Rosteri Skeppsgossen. www.skeppsgossen.se
In the centre of Karlshamn, in the real estate belonging to the prosperous soybean factory, now AAK Sweden AB, Dan-Magnus Svensson, and Magnus Karlsson run a fantastic microbrewery. Three favourites are Smuggler Harbor's Pilsner, a Czech pilsner with a significant amount of noble Saaz, which gives a soft broom that lasts for a while in the cleft palate.
Dan-Magnus has seen his dream come true with Brygghus 19.
Please try Smuggler Harbor Pilsner for the mullet during midsummer or why not like a classic drink when the summer light finally returns?
Two other favourites are Passion IPA, an American India Pale Ale and International Haze, New England IPA, which will be on the market in June 2018, which is a trendy and cloudy beer (though it should be) which, in addition to vast amounts of hops, also contains fruit puree and lactose. Hold your hat - lactose (!) Like a summer drink with sweetness without losing the feeling of beer.
New for this year is that Brygghus 19 arranges open beer tests for the public during specific dates.
As of this summer, Brygghus arranges 19 open views for the public in the brewery a couple of times a week. Book on the website.
Find here: You pass the guard on AAK Sweden AB and in other words, must be notified to a view to gain access. Brygghus 19 Västra Kajen 8F. From Stortorget you follow Rådhusgatan - past Rådhuset - west towards Ågatan. Turn left and cross the bridge over the river. On the other side, you will reach the guard at AAK Sweden AB. www.brygghus19.se Tel. 0709-19 19 50.
Also, there are two breweries in Karlskrona: Brewery Skeppsgossen www.bryggeriskeppsgossen.se and Carlskrona Brewery www.carlskronabryggeri.se
Andreas Eriksen is the second-generation smoker at Little Sturkö Rökeri, a craft-based smoke works - in the middle of the archipelago (on Sturkö) - which smokes fish in the alder just like in the past. Thanks to low temperatures (fish smoke at about 70 ° C), the fish's juiciness preserves, which produces fantastic flavours while maintaining sustainability significantly. Please ask Andreas for a tour of the smoke (if he has time) to share the stories of how everything began. Of course, you can enjoy a specially prepared fish dish with hot and cold-roasted salmon, herring deposits, potato salad and vegetable salad.
Andreas Eriksen welcomes at Sturkö Rökeri.
At Sturkö Rökeri you smoke fish like in the past.
Opening hours: Open Thursday - Friday 10-17: 00, Saturday 10-13: 00. Closed Sundays. See the website for current opening hours that change during the season.
Find here: From E22: east of Karlskrona follow signs to Sturkö (along Sturkövägen) via Möcklö and Västersnäs. Just after Bredavik, turn left on Kyrkvägen and then Höks väg. The smoking room is on the left side. Sturkö Rökeri tel 0455-420 54 www.sturko.com
Visit nice Hennings Rökeri in Hällevik (on Listerlandet outside Sölvesborg) www.hennings-rokeri.se or Wägga Fisk & Delikatessrokeri in Karlshamn www.delikatessrokeri.se Both have their own restaurant.
In the Vineyard Stora Boråkra, just outside Karlskrona, the winemaker, Staffan Ottosson, grows grapes on an average of 1.5 hectares, or only over 15,000 square meters. In round beat 3000 vines. It does not sound very much to be a vineyard, but the truth is that Vingården Stora Boråkra is one of the most extensive vineyards in the country. Also, an excellent way. Stora Boråkra Solaris from 2016 is a white fresh, and fruity wine with pure tones of pears, citrus and an absolute fortune with good acid in the aftermath, the wine writer Mikael Mölstads wrote in the autumn of 2017 in Svenska Dagbladet. Despite all the successes, it is obviously challenging to grow wine in Sweden, although the proximity to the sea provides a stable climate that, in combination with sturdy grapes (Solaris), can mature in a cold environment with good harvests. But is it really possible to live as a wine-grower in Sweden? - Absolutely, says Staffan Ottosson.
The grape Solaris at Brokamåla Gård.
Staffan Ottosson runs the vineyard Stora Broåkra.
Opening hours: During the summer, Staffan Ottosson has open views (with tasting) a couple of times a week. See Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vingardenstoraborakra/ for current times. Larger companies (more than ten people) can also book their views.
Find here: Take exit Karlskrona West from E22 (exit 63) and follow Silletorpsvägen west. Turn off at Allévägen and continue onto the farm. Park at the parking lot and walk to the wine cellar (located to the right of the parking lot). Vingården Stora Boråkra tel. 070-884 78 47. www.storaborakra.se
Do not miss Stora Horns Vingård at Hasslö where Mikael Larsson and Johan Larsson grow wine in Karlskrona Skärgård www.storahorn.se
Visiting Jill and Peter Widebrant on the beautiful farm Askunga just north of Karlskrona is like stepping into the village from the fairytale "Bullerbyn" by Sweden's famous writer Astrid Lindgren. Apart from a modern farmhouse (famous for its good tastes), Jill and Peter have their dovviltshägn. Just outside the cage, there are some red cabbage, a bunch of chickens and further on the barnyard bake a bunch of pigs in the mud. Do not miss the farm shop selling unusual raw materials from farm animals processed in all sorts of varieties. There is also meat from other manufacturers in the immediate area. New for this year is selling reindeer meat from northern Sweden.
We are continually working on developing our farm and trying to find new suppliers who think that we, with good animal husbandry and high quality, tell Jill Widebrant.
Jill Widebrandt runs Askunga Dovvilt together with her husband Peter.
Guests go a long way to enjoy Jill's sandwiches at Askunga Dovvilt.
Peter with the pride of the farm, Rökullekorna, one of Sweden's oldest cow breed.
Opening hours: Thursdays 13: 00-19: 00 and Sundays 11: 00-16: 00. See the website for current opening hours.
Find here: Follow road 28 north towards Vetlanda. Just before Spjutsbygd you turn left towards Höryda. Follow the road for 2 km. Askunga Dovvilt is on the right side of the road in a sharp left-hand curve. Signposted. Askunga Dovvilt tel. 0733-44 12 70. www.askungadovvilt.se
Amazing flavours at Orranäs Gårdsmejeri.
Lars and Boel Dahlberg runs Orranäs Gårdsmejeri.
Opening hours: Open Tues-Sun 14-17: 00 during June to August. The rest of the year from Friday to Sunday from 14:00 to 17:00. Mondays closed.
Find here: Follow E22 east to Kalmar. At Jämjö, turn right on Klakebäcksvägen (signposted) and then right in Klakebäck. Follow the road for just over a kilometre straight south into the courtyard. Orranäs Gårdsmejeri is located on the right side. Orranäs Gårdsmejeri, tel. +46 760-52 97 77, 0455-525 40. www.orranasgardsmejeri.se