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Borough Market shop, London, SE1

Borough Market shop, London, SE1

London’s Borough Market is widely known for some of the best and finest food produce from the UK and around the world. In our Taste Croatia shop, at this foodies’ shopping paradise, you can sample all our products, discuss recipe suggestions and learn more about our Croatia, one of the most beautiful countries in Europe!

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Croatia. In the heart of Europe.

So, you’ve probably heard of or hopefully even visited, «a land of a thousand islands» or «the Mediterranean as it once was», the beautiful country called Croatia. This small country has it all – the sea, the islands, the rocks, the swamps and woods, lakes and waterfalls, lowlands and highlands. It has a magnificent history….

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Facts from and about Croatia

  • Small country with more than 300 wine producing areas

    Croatia has more than 300 geographically defined wine producing areas with a strict classification system to ensure quality and origin. The majority of Croatian wine is white (more than 60 percent), with most of the remaining being red, and only a small percentage is rosé wines.

  • Superior grade charcuterie known as Kulin

    Kulin (pron. cool-en), traditional sausage from Slavonia, northeast part of Croatia, is made from only four ingredients: pork meat, spicy red pepper, garlic and salt. Produced in Slavonia and nowhere else in the world. There is a smaller and lighter version of the kulin sausage, known as «Kulin’s baby sister».

  • Cesar’s favourite olive oil

    Julius Cesar’s favourite olive oil was from Istria, a region in Croatia famous for some of the best olive oils in the world. The olive oil was reputed to be the best in the entire Roman Empire.

  • The largest white truffle

    The largest white truffle in the world according to the Guinness book of records, was found in Istria by our supplier Giancarlo Zigante in 1999. It weighed 1.31 kg. A previous white truffle found in 2009 was auctioned at a truffle festival for $150,000.

  • Istria ranked best in the “Bible” of olive oils

    Flos Olei, the world’s “Bible” of olive oils, voted Istria the best olive region in the world in its 2016 edition. The excellent results show that extra virgin olive oil, along with truffle, is one of the most competitive products of this Croatian region.

  • 2.500 years old history of Croatian wine

    Croatian wine has a history dating back some 2,500 years ago, to the Ancient Greek settlers and their wine production on the southern Dalmatian islands of Vis, Hvar and Korčula. Many traditional grape varieties still survive in Croatia.

  • Belic Oleum Viride olive oil, simply divine

    Simply divine Belic Oleum Viride oil rated 10/10 in the Fortnum & Mason tasting, amongst 130 oils from around the world. The Oleum Viride name itself was used by ancient Romans for olive oil produced from medium ripe olives.

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Time for some Croatian Wine December 21, 2016

Time for some Croatian Wine

We are very excited to share the news that we’re officially selling our Croatian wines in Borough Market. And in the new year, we’ll have some tasting sessions around Valentine’s Day too. We’d love for you to share in this extra special culinary experience with us, so, watch this space for news and updates. This…

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Recommended Events

  • Wine tastings coming soon

    Wine tasting events will be held at our shop in Borough Market starting from the end of January. We will be serving wines representing all the various Croatian wine regions and grapes, accompanied with cheese and charcuterie boards. Check our Facebook page regulary and come to learn about Croatian wine, have fun, enjoy a complimentary drink and use a special discount to purchase wines at the event. Stay tuned!

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