Really what to bring from Croatia apart from numerous seashells, stones and magnets, painted mugs and jugs… which decorate our homes and remind us of the summer,
Croatia offers its guests many more pleasant, useful and healthy souvenirs as keepsakes ;)
Pashki cheese / Paški sir – “The King of the Croatian cheeses”
Pashki cheese is known as “The King of the Croatian cheeses” – it has become famous far away from Croatia.
This cheese is the multifold international competitions and the exhibitions prize-winner.
White truffle of Istria recognized delicacy
Truffle is strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato, growing chiefly in broadleaved woodland on calcareous soils. It is one of the rarest delicacies in the world. You guessed it right, Istria is also famous for truffles of the highest quality and especially white truffles.
Istrian truffles have been for years holding successfully in the competition on the international market against such truffle giant regions in Italy as Alba and Piemont.
Violet lavender flowers are well known to everyone. Dried lavender is sold in Croatia by weight in decorative pouches.
Lavender is widely known as a measure against moths. Lavender also has a soothing effect, it helps to deal with stress and headaches. Lavender oil is used in cosmetology and perfumery.
Rosemary oil and rosemary soap from Croatia
Rosemary grows throughout the southern part of Croatia.
Locals use rosemary as part of their landscaping and sometimes as a “hedge” ;)
Dried rosemary is a well known dressing for meat dishes. It is widely used in Italian and Croatian cuisines.
Rosemary oil and rosemary soap are used in cosmetology.
Adriatic Sea sponges
Sea sponges are mined from the bottom of the Adriatic Sea.
Adriatic sea sponges are valued by the lovers of all things natural. Such a sponge is perfectly soft and will not hurt even a baby’s skin.
It is very suitable for washing babies with tender skin.
Brac stone products by Croatia
Brac stone is mined in the town of Pucisca on the isle of Brac. Polished white Brac stone is used to make different useful and nice things.
Brac stone is also used for decoration of buildings; for example, the palace of Diocletian in Split and the White House in Washington are decorated with it.
Croatia has it own numerous olive tree plantations, and of course, it produces its own olive oil.
Croatian olive oil is of high quality, natural, and renowned all over the world.
Olive oil is extracted from is so called “uljara”, where farmers bring olives they harvest themselves. In uljaras you can buy concentrated 100% olive oil. Such oil is recommended to be diluted 50/50 with usual oil before using it in food.
Wines of Croatia
Wines of Croatia are becoming more and more famous all around the world; they take the winning places in the international wine exhibitions and contests.
White, red and rose wines are made in Croatia. The number of sunny days and the steepness of the slopes both affect the taste of grape wines.
In each of the Croatian wine regions there is at least one wine type, which is especially loved all around the globe. Wines of Croatia. TOP 10: