Symbols of Slovenia

Slovenian gastronomy

Kranjska klobasa (Carniolan sausage) with ričet

For gourmands, Slovenia offers a colourful image of diversity. What makes it special is its location at the meeting point of the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain. After the Second World War, it was greatly influenced by Balkan cuisine. The tastes of Slovenia speak of the delicious creativity of new dishes and eating habits, which today have become 24 gastronomic regions.   

Slovenian cuisine is traditionally based on grains, dairy products, meat (especially pork), sea and freshwater fish, vegetables, legumes and tubers, olives and grapes. Slovenia's cuisine combines the influences of the rural population, medieval lords, the bourgeoisie and monastic orders.