The meat of Istrian cattle - an exquisite delicacy

The meat of the boškarin, an indigenous breed of cattle, is the shining star of any gourmet in Istria. Prepared according to old and new recipes alike, this noble food has gained a reputation among the connoisseurs of good food and drink, and it has become part of the offering of all better restaurants, konobas and agritourism establishments throughout Istria. From day to day, top chefs are providing it with new gastronomic impetus, as they set their imagination free in creating novel recipes, but always keeping in mind the heritage of traditional cuisine.

Boškarin meat pairs well with home-made pasta, home-grown rocket salad and wild-grown aromatic herbs. It can be used as a filling for ravioli and for making delicious pate. Because of its exceptional quality and great potential, workshops and meetings of chefs are organized to teach the methods of preparing boškarin meat.

The eating establishments offering this delicacy are awarded a special label that guarantees not only the origin of the meat but also that it is prepared by chefs who have completed training courses in cooking boškarin meat. Let them guide you to discovering the indescribable wealth of specialties based on the meat of Istria’s indigenous cattle.

Catering establishments (restaurants, taverns and agritourisms) offering dishes prepared with the meat of the boškarin, an indigenous breed of Istrian cattle, carry a plaque with the image of a boškarin as a guarantee of authenticity.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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