THE ISTRIAN countryside
In Istria, the extra virgin olive oil production is priceless. The different kinds of olives have different and authentic flavours.
Up for a tasting? The Grubić, oil mill, in Bale’s centre, offers free tastings.
The Istrian land is so full of vineyards that his area is a reference point for wine for the entire Croatia. White wines include: Malvasia, Pinot and Moscato. Red wines include: Merlot, Terrano and Refosco.
At the end of summer, the fruits of the land become a precious nectar.
Local goat cheese is among the most popular, albeit there are many different varieties to eat or spread. Oil, wine, honey and cheese and Bale’s Countryside staples.
For many centuries, sheep galore lived in the undergrowth in the Istrian peninsula.