Farmers in the valley of Aurdal in Valdres/Norway have preserved and developed the ancient food culture with semi-fermented fish (“rakfisk”). Noraker farm operates in the 14th generation and is the quality leader within fermented fish in Norway as a result of generations of experience combined with newer technology.
All the fish is produced in their own breeding ponds where the water supply flows fresh from the mountain lakes. The continuous flow of fresh water keeps the ponds clean and the fish in good shape before being brought directly to the cans for fermentation at the processing plant at the farm. Careful control of salt concentration, hygiene and temperature ensures an appropriate level of maturity and taste, whether it should be mild, stored or matured.
At Noraker fermented fish is more than a delicacy and all visitors can experience the fish farming and processing plant and buy fermented fish and other traditional local products from both Valdres and neighbouring regions at the farm shop. The visitors centre is now a popular tourist destination and local attraction.