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Šebrelje stuffed pork stomach (Slov. Šebreljski želodec)
It is said that in the past this excellent culinary creation was supplied to gourmands in the area of Trieste and Gorizia. Nowadays, the Šebrelje stuffed pork stomach is a mandatory “stop” for all those who enjoy spoiling their taste buds. Oral sources state that the production of this delicacy goes more than 200 years back when it was supplied to connoisseurs in the area of Gorizia and Trieste. Today, the Šebrelje stuffed pork stomach is recognizable by its specific oval shape and sensory and gastronomic properties. For years it has been among Slovene products with protected geographical indication on national level. It was recognized by European Commission as well. Its distinctiveness is in the composition of high-quality pork meat, a small share of bacon and spices, and also in the special climate conditions used for drying and maturing, which also contribute its share.
Očanc Cheese in a gift box
For a decade and a half now a family farm, which lies at the altitudes from 850 m to 1050 m, has been producing homemade dairy products in a natural and organic way. In their own production facilities, following traditional practices and without adding preservatives or chemicals, they turn fresh milk into a wide range of dairy products. Their dairy products are made from unpasteurized milk, which is the essential difference between theirs and industrial products. Following the Swiss example, they graze the cattle in summer and feed them exclusively with hay in winter. This results in a better quality of products, which they can prove with the numerous quality awards they’ve won. By prior appointment, they will be happy to organize a tour of their farm and a tasting of their products.
Forest honey – Beekeeping Lapanja
Who doesn’t know the products we get from beehives? We have been sweetening our lives with the bee’s gold for centuries. As a curiosity, let us mention that the Carniolan honey bees like to collect the nectar of leaves and twigs of maples, spruce trees, and silver firs. An excellent forest honey is made at the Lapanja honey farm with their help. The Lapanja honey farm has received many distinctions and awards for its products. At the international honey judging event in Semič the farm received gold awards for the forest and linden honeys and at the national judging event in Naklo and Ilirska Bistrica the gold award for the linden honey. The entire range of products includes honey and bee products (monofloral honeys – forest, flower, linden, acacia, chestnut, silver fir, and spruce, pollen, propolis, creamed honey, honey with extra ingredients, beeswax), they make honey in a creamed state (creamed honey), creamed honey with herbs added (yarrow, balm, sage), and a mixture of creamed honey, pollen, and propolis. They also offer honey in the virgin comb, which is honey in its highest-quality form.
Handmade wooden spoons
Various wooden products are created under the personal brand name Lesnik wood craft by the hands of Bor Leban. The story started with the crafting of wooden spoons, for which Bor uses hand tools only. You can choose between one of a kind, handmade wooden spoons of different sizes and shapes from different types of wood. The spoons are protected with edible oils and can be used every day. Through exploration of new shapes in the wood other products started evolving as well. Apart from spoons and some other kitchen cutlery, he also makes wooden boards, buttons, pendants, pencil holders, and flutes.
The Pri Bašlju farm in the village of Jazne is located on the hillsides of the Idrijca river at the altitude of 650 m. The farm which cultivates 24 ha of meadow and pasture land produces semi-hard cheese from raw cow milk following the technology used in making Tolminc cheese. Their cheese received the gold award at the “Dobrote slovenskih kmetij” (Eng. Delicacies of Slovene Farms) judging event in 2016. They also offer cheese with extra ingredients: walnuts, chives, green pepper, and sweet bell peppers (green or red).
They keep 20 dairy cows at the farm, so they don’t run out of milk. Apart from making cheese from raw milk following the technology for making Tolminc cheese, they also produce other dairy products. Among other things also fruit yoghurts with strawberry, vanilla, pineapple, peach, forest berries, and baked apple, for which they received the gold award at the “Dobrote slovenskih kmetij” (Eng. Delicacies of Slovene Farms) judging event in 2016. They also received awards and recognitions for their unflavored liquid yoghurt (2015, gold award) and the silver award for the frying cheese (2017). You can also buy butter, buttermilk, and yoghurt produced in the same way as Greek yoghurt.
Buckwheat bread with walnuts
Štefka Kejžar from the Košenija farm in Gorenji Novaki also bakes a batch of buckwheat bread with walnuts on weekends. Its main characteristic is that it stays fresh for a long time. Customers who buy it regularly say it is so good that they can eat it without putting anything on it. Interesting fact: for buckwheat bread the wood-fired oven needs to be even warmer than when baking other kinds of bread, so this bread is baked as the last batch at the Košenija farm.
The farm also offers other products: fruit (cherries, apples, plums, blueberries), vegetables (organically grown seasonal vegetables and potatoes), bread (apart from buckwheat bread with walnuts also whole wheat bread, mixed-flour bread and white bread), poticas (potratna potica – Eng. “wasteful” potica, walnut, and coconut potica, etc.), traditional pastries (salty little poticas, different strudels, pies, and different kinds of home-made cookies).
Unique Wooden Pen
Simon Eržen creates unique pens out of wood under the brand name Simon Design. Among his unique products is also the wooden pen made of the wood of the beech that grew in the Franja Partisan Hospital. In cooperation with the Idrija Municipal Museum, Simon designed the pen as a unique memento and reminder of the war time, during which the hidden hospital was in operation. Every pen comes individually packed.
Crate of apples
The V Gradiš farm is a family farm, which has been engaged in fruit growing since 1994. Apart from intensive orchards with these varieties: Gala, Elstar, Golden Delicious, Idared, and Jonagold, they also grow the following varieties: Reinette du Canada, Reinette de Macon, a variety of Cardinal apples, Crown Prince Rudolf, and Bohnapfel. You can buy these apple varieties: Gala, Elstar, Golden Delicious, Idared, which are grown in orchards under Mt. Porezen in the village of Trebenče. They are notable for their juiciness and color. Apart from apples you will also be able to buy other fruit as well as vegetables and home-produced eggs.
Hand-knit socks from natural sheep wool
The socks are hand knit from natural sheep wool produced by sheep breeders of the Cerkno region. Colorful additions to the socks are colored with natural dyes, such as walnuts and hay gravel. The socks with the leather sole have the Art&Craft Slovenija certificate, which is awarded by the Chamber of Craft of Slovenia. The socks are created by Jožefa Peternel from Gorenji Novaki, who preserves traditional knitting skills.
May it be pear, apple, cherry, or walnut … The wood that grows in the Cerkno region is crafted into finely carved products. Anton finds wood to be an extraordinary material for creating wooden bowls, toys (motifs: rabbit, squirrel, sheep, cow, horse, duck, dog, pear, apple, and spruce) and other useful objects. Turned wooden bowls are made of several types of wood. They are notable for their smooth and resistant surface, which is pleasant to the touch and kind on the eyes. Nice bowls are created out of one piece of wood, then protected with natural oils and wax. These can make the right gift for someone who appreciates nice things.