Croatia is a widely known destination that recently attracts an increasing number of lovers of top gastronomy. Due to the pleasant climate all year round, the food here has a special taste. Croatia also produces cheeses that will be the main topic of this blog, and which often receive the highest recognition at important international competitions, such as the World Cheese Awards in London. In this blog, we will talk about some famous Croatian cheeses and describe Pag cheese, the symbol of the island of Pag, in more detail.
Cheese is produced in all Croatian regions
Cheeses are one of the most popular delicacies in Croatia, and it is hard to imagine a breakfast, appetizer, celebration or casual evening with wine without cheese. Although Croatia is a small country with modest production capacity, the cheeses here are of exceptional quality. A large contribution is made by numerous OPGs and rural households, but also by cheeses from large producers. No matter which part of Croatia you go to, you will find different production methods as well as different tastes of cheese. Local cultivation, pure and untouched nature and recipes that have been kept in the family for generations are also responsible for winning numerous awards and recognition on the world gastronomic scene as an original Croatian product. Top quality cheeses are eaten from Međimurje and Slavonia to Istria, Lika and Dalmatia.