The Best Pršut in Croatia Awards have been held on the opening day of Days of Croatian Pršut at hotel D-Resort in Šibenik on the Dalmatian coast.
The leading pršut producers from Croatia’s Drniš region in Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner, which brands have all been protected at EU level, have gathered at the 2-day event.
On the opening day, judging was held to find the best pršut in the country.
This year’s absolute champion was Žužić pršut from the island of Krk. Žužić pršut was also the first Croatian pršut to get protected at EU level.
Other category winners were:
Best Pršut from Drniš and Dalmatia – Smjeli (Dugopolje)
Gold medal winners – Pivac, Voštane, Mijukić Prom, Opskrba trade, Vajda and Dujmović
Bronze medal winner – Pisinium
Overall Winner – Žužić pršut
Zvonimir Marin was also presented with an award for his contribution to the development of pršut production. Marin, who has been active in the business since 1974, is one of the pioneers and authors of the Drniš pršut brand.
Days of Croatian Pršut is organised by Klaster Hrvatskog pršuta, an association which brings together the major Croatian producers who together account for over 90 percent of Croatia’s pršut production.