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Gilde is a brand name used by the Norwegian meat processing company "Nortura" on its red meats; including beef, pork, lamb, veal, reindeer. Until 2006 the brand was managed by the agricultural cooperative Gilde Norsk Kjøtt who then merged with Prior Norge to form "Nortura". The brand was first used in Northern Norway by the local meat cooperatives in 1959, and became a national brand in 1964.

Gilde / Nortura has a full range of red meat products available under the Gilde brand, including:

Gourmet lamb from Gilde is juicy and tender quality meat from lambs that have grazed in the area around Hallingskarvet, Trollheimen, Jostedalsbreen Glacier or Sirdalsheiene. The lamb supplies the care of a rich alpine menu containing herbs, grasses, heather and shrubs. Gourmet lamb is juicy and tender meats that are carefully chosen, and passing through Gilde unique tenderizing process.

Hallingskarvet is a mountain range in southern Norway stretching from Geilo to Finse. If you like, you can experience it all on horseback, or on a bicycle on the old "Rallarvegen", which goes westward along the Bergen Railway. The highest point is the 1,933 metre tall mountain Folarskardnuten, the highest point in Buskerud county. In the north, there is a large dammed lake called Strandavatnet. The Bergensbanen railway line, which runs south of Hallingskarvet, has its highest stop at Finse Station 1,222 metres.

In 2006, the Hallingskarvet mountain range became part of the Hallingskarvet National Park. Hallingskarvet National Park is located in the municipalities of Hol, Ulvik, and Aurland. More precisely, the park comprises the Hallingskarvet plateau and the high mountain areas to the west of it. It includes the Vargebreen glacier as well as the valleys of Såtedalen, Lengjedalen, Ynglesdalen, and parts of Raggsteindalen.

Nortura is organized as a cooperative owned by 18,700 Norwegian farmers. Nortura ensures that consumers all over the country have the same selection of quality products to choose from. Nortura supply the country´s major brands Gilde, Prior, Eldhus, Joika, Thulefjord, and Terina. Nortura have approx. 5,600 employees in different industries in 28 municipalities all over the country.

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