Local delicacies

The island of Pag has been known since ancient times for its quality salt, produced from sea water following the traditional method in the Pag salt-factory.

Another traditional island product is the very appreciated local Pag cheese, also produced after very old recipes. Its main peculiarity is the typical taste of sheep milk and aromatic herbs that sheep eat, grazing freely along the island.

Equally famous are the quality curd cheese (skuta) and baby lamb. The island of Pag has excellent olive oil, wine, brandy, honey, grapes, figs and seasonal vegetables.

It is possible to purchase the specially tasty baškotini (gold toast) prepared by Pag Benedictine nuns in the town of Pag.

Visitors of the island may taste some of the traditional dishes at their hosts´ house or in good restaurants (home made pasta - makaruni, lamb, octopus made under a baking lid, fish stew - brudet, curd cheese cakes, sweet fritters - kroštule). All these local specialities and delicacies give off the unique tastes and fragrances of insular climate.


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