We will find out soon who has the best prosciutto in Croatia this year. If you are a fan of this delicacy and beautiful Istria, book June 18th and 19th because this year Poreč is the host of the largest event dedicated to protected Croatian prosciutto. There are already four areas with EU protection – Krk, Drniš, and Dalmatia with the protected geographical origin, and Istrian with protected original origin. One of them will take the championship title.
Istrians and their guests will be able to taste the best prosciutto on the second day of the event, June 19, on the Poreč waterfront. From 8 am to 5 pm, producers will sell all four protected prosciuttos at promotional prices. They will be joined by producers of cheese and IQ Malvasia and Teran organized by Vinistra.
Filip Brala (archive 2020.)
The Days of Croatian Prosciutto have been promoting one of the most sought-after Croatian delicacies for seven years, confirmed by the figures. Namely, on the domestic market, we eat twice as much prosciutto per year as we produce. The ratio is 450 thousand to one million pieces, while we import more than 400 thousand pieces.
Although we ate slightly less prosciutto during the pandemic, producers say that sales have fallen by an average of thirty percent, the potential for production growth is huge. By easing epidemiological measures, everything could go back to normal. However, while the participants and visitors of the Croatian Prosciutto Day are still in force, they will have to adhere to them, according to the Croatian Prosciutto Cluster, the organizer of the event.
This year’s event is held under the auspices of Zoran Milanovic, President of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Istria County, City of Porec, Tourist Board of Porec, and the City of Zagreb.
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