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Lamb from summer pastures in Trollheimen

The meat is lightly salted and smoked using juniper in Bortistus's old smoke house, Basstu. This distinctive house is from about 1850.

Leif Helmersen has developed the idea and method of smoking legs of lamb in Bassto. Earlier Bassto was used for drying grain for brewing malt beer. The process of smoking leg of lamb is pure craftsmanship, and has been painstakingly developed to achieve a balanced, mild and unique smoke flavour, aroma and tenderness. The recipe is a well-kept secret.

The Norwegian royal couple was served Bassto smoked leg of lamb from Bortistu when the Ministry of Agriculture celebrated its 100th anniversary at Sem Gjestegård in 1999. The same was served at their visit to Oppdal in 2002.

Bassto smoked leg of lamb is recommended whole roasted as food for celebrations, on the buffet or as a tasty gift.

In 2003, Bassto smoked leg of lamb was awarded the Brand “Specialty of Norway” from Matmerk; a quality brand for Norwegian foods (Norwegian only).

You can buy Bassto smoked leg of lamb at Bortistu.

In  Basstua (The Smoking House) from 1850 our chefs Lene and Lars Ivar smokes leg of lamb. Salting and smoking gives an exquisite taste. The process i developed by Leif Helmersen.

MEMORIES TO BRING HOME..

bassTO SMOKED LEG OF LAMB

Our own farm specialty is made from lambs who have been on summer pastures here in Trollheimen. In one of Europe's cleanest areas, the lambs have grazing past along the retreating front of snow in the spring. We offer different varieties. You'll find Bassto smoked leg of lamb and several other food items on the the local food court in Oppdal, Smak og Behag.

  • Leg of lamb, marinated, bone removed
  • Leg of lamb, cooked, in portions
  • Leg of lamb with shank

Helmersen Glass - HANDMADE GLASS INSPIRED BY THE STORLIDAL

Vigdis Helmersen grew up in Bortistu in Storlidalen, Oppdal Municipality. She is a trained art designer, and designs and blows both utility items and art objects. Her work is often inspired by nature. The winter in Trollheimen has inspired the series Frost, while in series such as Wave and Ocean, the ocean is the source of inspiration.

Helmersen Glass also sells their glasses at Bortistu.

HEADBANDS AND HATS FROM STORLIDALEN

From local producer and Steroidal resident Eli Johanne Jære, we sell headbands and hats with variations in both patterns and colors. Light up life! See also Eli Johanne's hobby page on Facebook.

JENTENE PÅ TUNET - CHOCOLATIER

From Selbu we have chocolate delight (Norwegian only)! They say "this is craftsmanship - because we want to give you a tasteful experience where each piece should be a delight for both the eye and the palate". Jentene på Tunet (Eng. The Girls in the Yard) are generous, creative and offer tasteful experiences you certainly will remember. A little bit of happiness in every single piece,for you to bring home in nice boxes.

TOBACCO PIPES FROM SMÅBRUKET 

Småbruket (Eng. The Smallholding) is located at Lønset. Herbs are produced from their own garden, and tobacco crafts are handmade using the best Briar quality. Tobacco pipes are manufactured according to old traditional working techniques, with great demands on design and functionality. Read more about Småbruket (Norwegian only).

SHEEP SKIN FROM STORLIDALEN

Outstanding warmth; you will get this from big, snug sheepskin from Norwegian breeds of sheep, which has been grazing in the Storlidalen valley. Use them in the chair, in the bed, on the bench, on the floor. The choice is yours. 

In addition to many nice items you can buy in the shop, we also have a small selection of toiletries, snacks, beverages etc. in the reception.