Croatia through food

Croatia through food

I honestly believe that one of the best ways to experience the culture of a destination is through its food. This could not have held more true for the country of Croatia. I could literally taste the country’s tumultuous history through the meals that we enjoyed. We found traces of Austria and Hungary with the schnitzel and strudels in Zagreb, and could taste the fact that Venice once controlled the coastal cities of Opatika and Rijeka in the delicious pastas, pizzas, and gnocchi.

I loved that the majority of our meals started with a charcuterie plate. In most cases, the cheese that accompanied the cured meats came from the island of Pag. As a self proclaimed cheese connoisseur, I found Pag’s sheep cheese to be the perfect blend of sharp and creamy.

Until scratch and taste computer monitors are invented, I’m stuck with leaving you these mouthwatering pictures that will at least give you a visual of all the deliciousness that awaits you in Croatia.

Breakfast food of Croatia
One of the many exquisite hotel breakfasts that we enjoyed.
Gnocci in Croatia food of Croatia
A creamy gorgonzola gnocchi.
Food of Croatia dessert chocolate mousse
A chocolate and chestnut mousse
Food of Croatia dessert strudel
Berry strudel in Zagreb
Food of Croatia charcuterie plate pag cheese
One of many charcuterie plates
Food in Croatia
Steak with a creamy chestnut sauce and a side of perfectly cooked pasta
Pag cheese food of croatia
Four cheese pizza enjoyed in Pag, Croatia
Tart Maraska cherry juice in Zadar, Croatia
Cured meats and Pag cheese
Delicious food of croatia
One of my favorite meals from Croatia. Light and fluffy gorgonzola gnocchi with turkey medallions.
Maraschino drink Croatia
A glass of local Maraschino in Zadar, Croatia. We might have brought a few bottles home with us.  IMG_6413 IMG_6484Croatian food  IMG_2460 IMG_2672 IMG_2678 IMG_6607 IMG_6666 IMG_6669 IMG_6672 IMG_6673 IMG_6676 IMG_6684 IMG_6688


Which dish looked the most delicious to you? Have you tasted Croatia yet? We would love to hear your experience in the comment section below.


 We were guests of Croatia courtesy of The Croatia Tourism Board and DQMPR. All thoughts, opinions, and weight gain are our own.

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