Croatian Olive Oil
Croatian olive growers have preserved their grandparents’ olive groves as they strive to preserve the tradition of olive cultivation and respect for nature and organic production.
Along with the superior flavour and taste , they aim to offer a guarantee of safety of the product.
The processing of oil takes place in Croatian oil refineries, where modern equipment for cold processing is used, thus preserving the original flavour and aroma as well as the richness of antioxidants and vitamins.
Lately, pastry chefs have been using top Croatian olive oil to enrich and enhance the flavour of desserts.
One of the most famous Croatian olive groves is located in the area of Luna on the island of Pag, where about 80 000 indigenous wild olive trees, separated into allotments by old stone walls, are grown on 400 acres of land.
The oldest olive trees there are over a thousand years old. Lovers of this area are working on a proposal for the inscription of this site in the register of UNESCO cultural heritage sites.
It is worth mentioning the world guide Flos Olei, in which Istria has for the second time been ranked the second best olive oil region in the world following the world’s best region Tuscany.
Two Croatian olive oil producers were also listed among the top 20 in the world.
To present our rich gastronomy and oenology at its best on the world market, the Ministry of Tourism, The Croatian Culinary Association and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce have launched a project of branding the Croatian gastronomy offer.
Their first assignment in realizing this intention is gathering recipes for a cook book with indigenous Croatian dishes, which have their own culinary story and visual identity.