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Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia  

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

(Photos: Vedran Bošković)

‘Golden Slavonia’, which is how Croatia’s Požega-Slavonia County has been branded, has a host of, of course they go best paired with top local wines.

For starters bread with lard and a little spicy ground paprika. Maybe fine trout pate? Or a simple but delicious combination of eggs, flour and sour cream better known as cicvara?

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Cicvara (Photo credit: Vedrarn Bošković)

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Bread with lard and paprika (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Kulen, čvarci, slanina, sausage, that goes without saying, and there are also fragrant bread rolls with čvarci, local čvarkuše and more.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Čvarkuse (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Sl

Dried meats – kulen, čvarci, slanina… (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

For meat lovers 

The hearty Čobanac is a real hit among gourmets. The longer the meat is simmered in a cauldron over an open fire the better. Real connoisseurs say – at least three types of meat go into a good čobanac, and the cauldron should be twice as big as the amount of food in it. The piquancy is given by ground red pepper, the fineness of top quality white wine, of course from the surrounding vineyards.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Čobanac (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Dried cooked meat with žganci is also recommended, and lovers of roast should not miss the podolca under the baking lid. It melts in your mouth.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Dried meat cooked with žganci (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Podolac under the bell (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Only in this region 

Only here you can try čobanac in a sandwich, a modern street food version of this dish, and this area is also known for its traditional wine kebab. No, it won’t remind you of kebab in shape or taste, but it’s licking your fingers. Two kinds, meat, smoked bacon, onions and peppers in a pork wrap grilled.

Baron Trenk steak is veal or pork stuffed with Slavonian ham, boiled eggs and ajvar, stewed on red onion with mushroom sauce. Pure pleasure.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Baron Trenk steak (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Fancy fish?

What is čobanac for meat lovers is a good Slavonian fiš paprikaš for fish lovers. Couldron, open fire, at least two types of fresh fish, wine and red pepper… Real masters know the secret of good fiš paprikaš.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Fiš paprikaš (Photo: Vedran Bošković)

After the spicy overture, choose smoked carp, fried catfish, perch or grilled trout with excellent texture and great taste.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Trout on the grill (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Trout pate (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Something sweet

Tačkrle filled with the finest plum jam, shredded cheese, bazlamača in sweet or savoury version. Maybe šnenokle, dumplings with plums, strudels… Just the perfect ending. 

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Bazlamača (Photo credit: Vedran Bošković)

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

Tačkrle (Photo credit: Vedran-Bošković)

Wines

Here Graševina gives top results. From young and fresh to aged and predicate, a sensation for a refined palate. In three vineyard areas: Kutjevo, Požega-Pleternica and Pakrac, there are about thirty wineries, so Požega-Slavonia County is ideal for wine tours.

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Slavonia

(Photo: Borna Subota)

More about the gourmet offer of Golden Slavonia here. 

Must-try foods in Croatia’s golden Sl

(Photo credit: Borna Subota)

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