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The Tourist board
of the Kolan municipality
Trg kralja Tomislava
23251 Kolan, island of Pag
Tourist office Kolan:
Tel/Fax: 00385 (0)23 698 290
Tourist office Mandre:
Tel/Fax: 00385 (0)23 697 203
Tourist office Kolanjski Gajac:
Tel/Fax: 00385 (0)53 684 107
Gourmand experts and all lovers of good food agree that the cheese from the island of Pag – Pag Cheese – is one of the best cheeses in Croatia and the world and that the Pag cheese produced „in the heart of the island“on the Kolan meadows is the best on the island of Pag. There are many reasons for this, but let us mention just a few.
The Pag lamb is a strong and resistant karsts lamb which has been living on the island for ages. It is not large in size; it is balanced and completely adapted for everyday life on the open stone land or the dense underbrush, thick wool protects it from rain, cold, and gusts of the bora – the strong wind which gives rhythm to the life of this island and the originality of the Pag cheese and lamb.
Besides this, the bora as a cold and salty north wind on Pag significantly effects the flora of the island. The Pag grasslands have various types of grass but it is not characterized by water but rather the nutritional contents. The Pag plants and low bushes smell beautifully, they are full with the strength of stone, bora, the sun. They are often therapeutic such as sage, moench, rue, brsak, cypress spurge, wild-oat, araceae and many others which are small and with tiny leaves. Their taste and therapeutic properties are a gift from the preserved nature every time we enjoy the taste of mature Pag cheese which «melts in the mouth».
All of this is in the Pag cheese which is served alone or with Pag prosciutto and Pag olives. It is the best with warm homemade bread and quality, moderately cold, white wine or if preferred, red wine.