The gastronomy of the island of Pag is well known not only in Croatia but also around the world.
What every visitor of the island of Pag should try is:
Pag cheese – a world-famous and prized sheep’s milk cheese and the most prized Croatian cheese. The uniqueness of the taste lies in the island of Pag, its wonderful vegetation which is very scarce, and yet so special because of the various aromatic herbs, but also the salt brought from the sea by the bora during the winter. There is young and old Pag cheese. In the very center of the town of Pag, on Vela Street, there is a shop of the Pag cheese facility where you can discover various types of cheese, taste them and buy them. Pag cheese factory is the oldest saltwork facility on the island of Pag. Pag cheese was named the best sheep cheese in the world at the Global Cheese Awards in Somerset, England on September 12, 2017. It was named the best sheep cheese in the competition and awarded gold in the sheep cheese category.
Pag lamb – like Pag cheese, the specificity of the taste of meat lies in the environment in which it lives and feeds the indigenous Pag sheep. For the vast majority, the best lamb in Croatia. The meat is soft, juicy and definitely to be recommended!
Pag salt – since the 16th century in Pag there is the northernmost saltwork facility in Croatia. In the village itself, not far from the city beach, there are huge, stone salt warehouses – Prosika. Unfortunately, nine stone halls, 38 meters long and 12 meters wide do not serve their purpose today, but they are a monument to some ancient times when salt was white gold to the people of Pag.
Paška Žutica – white wine of several varieties has been produced on Pag since ancient times, which was named “Paška Žutica” due to its color (yellow). The main variety for the production of this wine was Gegić, the holder of the assortment on the island.
Pag’s Baškotini – produced in the Benedictine monastery of St. Margaritas in Pag for centuries. The oldest dessert – is a type of hard sweet toast made according to a special monastery recipe. In earlier times, guests were greeted with baškotini and white coffee, and any family celebration was unthinkable without him. Today, the Pag’s Baškotini bears the label “Originally Croatian” and “Croatian Island Product”.