Inland, it’s cheese, cider and calvados country, with the villages of Pont-l’Évêque, Livarot and, a little further south, Camembert, all worth the trip. In Pont-l’Évêque, visit the beautiful Drouin distillery, still housed in a cluster of authentic 17th century timbered buildings. There, they make and sell cider, poiré (pear cider) Calvados, Pommeau and gins. After the tour, you can taste and buy, and even prolong your visit in this beautiful spot with a picnic under the apple trees. Tuck into a basket of local specialities, apple juice, cider, terrine, bread, cheese of course, and Teurgoule, a caramelised rice pudding typical of the region. Continue to Livarot and the Graindorge Dairy. They make first class Livarot, Camembert and Pont-l’Évêque cheeses and again, you can visit to learn about the process. Or you could press on to Camembert, and take in the Maison du Camembert museum, or do both! Return to the coast via Beuvron-en-Auge, one of France’s most beautiful villages and a photographer’s dream. For lunch, try Le Café Forges in Beuvron, a lovely little bistrot with terrasse, offering generous plates of local specialities and meats cooked on its open fireplace. For the less carnivorous, a Three Cheese galette (easy to guess which three) in l’Atelier Gourmand in Pont-l’Évêque might do the trick.