Dalmatian pršut, mandarins from Neretva and extra virgin olive oil from Cres are the motifs in new series of stamps released by Croatian Post today.
The new series “Protected Croatian Agricultural and Food Products” was created for Croatian Post by Split designer Duje Šegvić. 100,000 stamps featuring the new motifs, valued at 3,10 kuna, were put on sale on 12 April 2018.
Dalmatian pršut, mandarins from the Neretva region and olive oil from the island of Cres have all received EU geographical origin labels.
The decision to protect the geographical status of Dalmatian pršut was made by the European Commission in 2016. Any pršut in any EU market which claims it is ‘Dalmatian pršut’, must completely originate from the area.
Neretva mandarines are produced in the south of the country, in the Neretva Valley in the Dubrovacko-Neretvanska County, between the cities of Metkovic and Opuzen with around 80,000 tonnes of first class mandarins produced every season.
What makes the olive oil unique from Cres is that the olive groves are cultivated with the help of grazing sheep, which stops weeds the spreading of weeds and helps keeps the soil moist.