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Varaždin Klipič pastry given EU protected designation of origin

Varazdin klipic

Varaždinski klipič (Photo credit: Croatian Ministry of Agriculture)

ZAGREB, Oct 6 (Hina) – The Varaždinski klipič pastry is the 27th Croatian product entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday.

The head of the Varazdin County Tourist Board, Natalija Martincevic, told Hina she was proud this was the fourth autochthonous product from the county to be protected at EU level, after the “Varazdinsko Zelje” cabbage,  “Zagorski puran”, turkey from the Croatian Zagorje breed and “Zagorski mlinci”, baker’s wares made from fine wheat flour, water and salt, combined to produce a thin sheet of dough.

The European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union today that the name Varazdinski Klipic was entered in said register.

The ministry recalled that the process to protect the name began in February 2017.

Martincevic said the pastry was given national protection in October 2017.

The other 26 Croatian products protected include Paški sir, Lička janjetina, pršut from Dalmatia, Drniš, Krk and Istria, olive oil from Cres, Krk, Solta and Korčula, mandarins from Neretva, Poljički soparnik, sour cabbage from Ogulin, Kulen from Baranja and Slavonian, cabbage from Varazdin, Slavonian honey, salt and lamb from Pag, Međimursko meso ‘z tiblice’, turkey from Zagorje, potatoes from Lika, Brački varenik, and Bjelovarski kvargl cheese. 

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