3 other Croatian food and agricultural products get protection of origin

This week three more Croatian food and agricultural products have been included in the European register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications.

Meso istarskog goveda – Boškarina (Istrian boškarin meat), Samoborska češnjovka / Samoborska češnofka (Samobor sausage) and Lumblija (traditional cake from the island of Korčula) received protection this week, the European Commission announced.

With these three, Croatia now has up to 38 food and agricultural products registered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected and protected geographical indications throughout the European Union, and ranks seventh among member states.

The protected origin mark guarantees the consumer the purchase of an authentic product.

Istrian cattle meat: Boškarin is light pink to dark red in color, moderately impregnated with intramuscular fatty tissue, aromatic, pleasant-smelling, full of characteristic beef flavor, soft and juicy, and as such suitable for meat production. preparation of various meat dishes.

3 other Croatian food and agricultural products get European protection

Boškarin (Photo: Orlovic/CC BY SA 4.0)

Samoborska češnjovka / Samoborska češnofka is a smoked cooking sausage made from minced pork, veal and/or beef and pork fat with the addition of a decoction of fresh garlic and dry white wine.

One of the specialities, which depends on the skill of the artisan, is the manual joining of the sausages in pairs with a wooden stick, which requires a lot of experience.

It is produced within the administrative limits of Samobor and the surrounding settlements located in the northwestern part of Croatia, on the eastern slopes of the Samobor Mountains. The importance of Samobor garlic to the geographical area in which it is produced and the reputation it enjoys is best demonstrated by the Samobor Garlic Festival, which has been organized by the city of Samobor for 10 years as part of the spring fair. , the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture fair said.

Samoborska cešnjovka

Samoborska cešnjovka (Photo: Grad Samobor)

Lumblija is a traditional cake from the island of Korcula, round in shape, obtained by baking yeast dough. It is dark brown on the outside, covered with varenik or brandy and sprinkled with sugar.

It has a characteristic and full fruity-nutty flavor, which comes from the raw materials used for its preparation, aromatic with added spices and harmonious. The ingredients used to make “Lumblija” include soft wheat flour, sugar, olive oil, lard or butter, varenik, almonds, walnuts, raisins, ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, aniseed, lemon peel and orange, vanilla sugar, brandy (rose or herb brandy), baker’s yeast (fresh or dry), milk, water and salt with which the dough is made.

'Lumblija', a traditional cake from the island of Korčula, is the latest to receive the status of a protected geographical indication from the European Union

(Photo: Croatian Ministry of Agriculture)

Among the listed raw materials, ground carob can be added in the preparation of the dough.

The 38 protected Croatian food and agricultural products: Krčki pršut, Ekstra djevičansko maslinovo ulje Cres, Neretvanska mandarina, Ogulinsko kiselo zelje / Ogulinski kiseli kupus, Baranjski kulen, Lički krumpir, Istarski pršut / Istrski pršut, Drniški pršut, Dalmatinski pršlji / Poparji soparjiz soparjik / Poljički uljenjak, Zagorski puran, Krčko maslinovo ulje, Korčulansko maslinovo ulje, Paška janjetina, Šoltansko maslinovo ulje, Varaždinsko zelje, Slavonski kulen / Slavonski kulin, Međimursko meso ‘z tiblice, Ika janstraje, Litina Zagorski mlinci, Bjegloski kulvar si Brački varenik, Varaždinski klipič, Malostonska kamenica, Rudarska greblica, Dalmatinska pečenica, Dalmatinska panceta, Lički škripavac, Lumblija, Bračko maslinovo ulje, Zagorski bagremov med, Zagorski šski štrukli / Zagorski bagremov med, Zagorski šski štrukli / Zagorski štrukso boškarina / Meso istrskega goveda – boškarina i Samoborska cešnjovka / Samoborska cešnofka.

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