Where did the forests of Pag disappear?
It is assumed that by the end of the Middle Ages Pag was a wooded island and that at the end of that century it became quite bare, probably by the joint action of three processes: intensive livestock, tree felling (Pag holm oak is a very grateful shipbuilding material) and strong barrels with salt. The bora, a cold and strong wind, comes from the north and northwest, over the Velebit mountain and the Velebit channel, and strikes the island of Pag along its entire length. The salt, which the relentless bora lifts from the sea and spreads all over the island, salts the plants. Precisely because of the bora and salt on the grass and herbs, the milk and meat of Pag sheep and the Pag cheese obtained from it have a unique taste and quality.