In 1998 Astrid and her husband Perry founded Gangstad Gårdsysteri, the first authorised small-scale cheese factory in Norway.
Since 1998 many food producers and other experience providers have cooperated under the name “The Golden Road”. It is a suggestion on driving a different way than the fastest lane. The route passes through beautiful scenery in Inderøy municipality, with food, art and cultural experiences along the way. You can visit the artists in their workshops, the farmers with their farm food, historical memorials, gallery and art museum, sculpture park – and seat and sleep well in calm surroundings.
And Astrid likes being a part of the Golden Road. “The pace is often a bit slower in Inderøy, something you will notice when visiting”, she says. “The way we work along the Golden Road has been an inspiration for similar initiatives both in our region and in Norway.
The development of local specialities, the quality and variety has had an impressing growth in this region the last 15 years. No place in Norway has more producers of local food and handcraft beer than Trøndelag. I am proud of being one of the pioneers and being a part of this strong food region.”