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Croatian island of Pag included on list of 9 best cheese destinations in Europe

Croatian island of Pag included on list of world’s 9 best cheese destinations

(Photo: Gligora)

Leading European news network, Euronews has included the Croatian island of Pag on its list of the best destinations in the Europe for cheese lovers. 

The France-based network says that Europe is home to a number of the world’s most famous varieties of cheese and to help readers out they compiled a list this week of the 9 best destinations in Europe for cheese lovers. 

Included on the list among some well-known destinations was the Croatian island of Pag, home to the world award-winning Paški sir.

Pag is home to two formidable cheese factories, Paška Sirana and Sirana Gligora, both of whom have won a number of international awards for their cheeses. 

Croatian island of Pag included on list of world’s 9 best cheese destinations

Pag (Photo: Ivan Ulamec/Unsplash)

“Croatia’s rugged Pag island is known for its lunar-looking landscape and distinctive local cheese. A must-visit for anyone who believes the moon is made of cheese,” Euronews writes, before adding.

“Made exclusively on Pag is a cheese that uses milk from sheep fed  on aromatic local vegetation such as sage, which is naturally covered in sea salt by the strong winds. This gives the cheese a distinctive sharp and salty flavour. 

World-class cheese from Pag (Photo credit: Katica Mustapic)

9 Best Destinations in Europe for Cheese Lovers

Roquefort, France
Gruyeres, Switzerland
Parma, Italy
Gouda, Holland
Emmental, Switzerland
Pag, Croatia
Streefkerk, The Netherlands
Asturias, Spain
Camembert, France

Gligora Cheese Croatia

Awards for Gligora (Photo: Gligora)

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