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.
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.