White and black truffle
The northest area by the coast of Croatia, Istria, is famous for its forests in the inside where 3 types of black truffle and prestigious white truffle can be found. Croatia's local largest exporter Giancarlo Zigante and his dog Diana found the world's largest white truffle right here in Istria, weighing 1,31 kg. It is a very delicious addition to pasta, risottos and salads.
Pag cheese is a Croatian variety of hard, distinctively flavored sheep milk cheese from the Adriatic island of Pag. It is hard in texture, pairing exceptionally well with wine. Valued by locals and used as a commodity to market across Croatia, the shepherds' savory masterpiece became a tradition to be passed on from generation to another. Very known and appreciated among the cheese experts in the world.
Considered the holy grail of Dalmatian Croatian cuisine. In further southern part of Croatia, Dalmatia, this stewed beef dish is prepared with a very special sauce consisiting of onions, smoked/dried bacon, parsley, celery, tomato paste, olive oil, apples, dried plums and figs. It is usually eaten with gnocchi.
Turkey with "mlinci"
Mlinci is thin dried flatbread that is easy to prepare by simply pouring boiled salted water or soup over them. Before serving, mlinci can also be quickly fried in poultry fat, preferably that of roasted turkey, with which it is usually served. It is a Croatian folk-cuisine specialty, especially in Zagorje and Slavonia regions.
Veal steak stuffed with ham and cheese, covered with flour, eggs and breadcrumbs and fried in deep oil. Usually eaten with „rizi-bizi“ - cooked white rice with peas. Originated and named after the capital area of the country.