Prekmurska Gibanica is one of the most favorite dishes among plenty other beautiful Slovenian food specialties. It has been declared and protected as one of the fifty best national cakes for the EU`s fiftieth birthday a decade ago.

Prekmurska Gibanica is one of the most favorite dishes among plenty other beautiful Slovenian food specialties.
Prekmurska Gibanica is one of the most favorite dishes among plenty other beautiful Slovenian food specialties.

Slovenia is a country blessed with natural beauty.

It is located in the central Europe, neighboring to CroatiaAustria, Hungary and Italy. It is famous for its mountains, valleys, as well as many rivers in the eastern part of the country.

Lake Bled Slovenia
Lake Bled is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled.

Slovenia has over thirty unique regional cuisines

Slovenia has over thirty unique regional cuisines, and most of them are influenced by the neighboring countries. There are influences from the Pannonian, Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine and that is why you can find lots of different dishes, made for any taste. Most famous Slovenian dishes are also protected for their origin, and you must taste them in order to feel the beauty of the Slovenian local cuisine.

Kobariški štruklji
(Kobarid Dumplings): Region of Kobarid is gastronomic recognizable by Kobarid dumpling, which are being prepared by every kobarids housewife on little different way. Today it can be eaten as dessert in Kobarid pubs and restaurants. Kobarid dumpling is made of simple steamed dough and a rich filling, of which essential ingredient are domestic walnuts. Its final taste comes from butter dressing and bread crumbs.

Slovenian local cuisine includes almost two hundred typical dishes

There are ranges of different flavors created for every taste. From tasty soups and meat dishes to lots of delightful desserts – you can find everything if you travel to different Slovenian regions. Main food ingredients such as potatoes, cabbage and beans are all produced in a natural, clean environment. Most of the Slovenian food specialties are simple, but hearty and delicious. Lots of Slovenian dishes are made by using cream, like the pork sour soup or the mushroom soup.

Traditional Slovenian dishes include Kranjska klobasa (typical for the Gorenjska region), Kraski prsut(Kras prosciutto, protected product from the Kras region), Zganci (dish made from flour, typical for central Slovenia), Struklji (baked or boiled dough roll, filled with different things such as walnut, apple or cottage), Potica (typical dessert from Slovenia, a cake filled with many varieties such as tarragon, poppy seeds or walnut) and Prekmurska gibanica (wonderful dessert with layers of cottage cheese, apple filling, poppy seed and walnut, another protected food).

Slovenian Food Specialties
Most of the Slovenian food specialties are simple, but hearty and delicious.

Prekmurje region is a wonderful place for health tourism and friendly local people

They often say that a place stays in people`s memories because of its distinct cuisine and unique experiencePrekmurje is such a region, known for its thermal waters, ponds, rivers and corn fields. It has preserved its traditional folklore, architecture, music and local dialect.

Beautiful vast plains over the Mura River, natural beauty, morning mists and local taste will attract every tourist that wants to travel to this place in Slovenia. Prekmurje region is a wonderful place with many healing waters, resorts for health tourism and friendly local people. Untouched nature is what makes it appealing for people to visit.

Beautiful vast plains of Prekmurje in Slovenia
Beautiful vast plains of Prekmurje in Slovenia

The most famous Slovenian dish from Prekmurje is Prekmurska gibanica

The most famous Slovenian dish from this region is the local Prekmurska gibanica. It is a delicious combination of pastry and cake, originating from the Prekmurje region in Slovenia. It is a sweet strudel made in layers of poppy seeds, sweet jam, fruit components, nuts and cottage cheese. Some describe the Prekmurska gibanica as a pie. That is because of the lowest layer, which is made of crust pastry.

Prekmurska gibanica
Prekmurska gibanica is a delicious combination of pastry and cake, originating from the Prekmurje region in Slovenia

What makes the Prekmurska gibanica so good and a must-taste food is the great mixture of cottage cheese, apples and walnut, poppy seed and raisins. Raisins are also soaked up in rum, which adds another great taste to the dish.

Prekmurska Gibanica Slovenia Prekmurje
Prekmurska Gibanica is the great mixture of cottage cheese, apples and walnut, poppy seed and raisins

This is one of the most favorite dishes among plenty other beautiful Slovenian food specialties. It has been declared and protected as one of the fifty best national cakes for the EU`s fiftieth birthday a decade ago.


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