Discover Facts About the Flavors of Bulgarian Cuisine


Explore the delicious and diverse food culture of Bulgaria, including the famous Shopska salad that won the title of the best dish in Europe, the national drink Rakia, the birthplace of yogurt, a rich history of wine production, and the highly acclaimed white cheese. Get ready to taste the unique flavors of Bulgaria!

  • Bulgaria’s most famous salad, the Shopska salad, won the title of the best dish in Europe in a contest held by the European Parliament.
  • Rakia, an alcoholic drink made from fermented pears, grapes, or apricots, is the country’s national drink and is often served with Shopska salad.
  • In Bulgarian food culture, salad is typically served as a starter before the main course, unlike in many other countries where it is served alongside the main course.
  • Bulgaria is known as the birthplace of yogurt. Its unique consistency is due to the presence of Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, which can only be found in this region.
  • In the 1980s, Bulgaria was the second-largest wine producer in the world.
  • Wine-growers Day, also known as Trifon Zarezan, is celebrated on February 14th in Bulgaria as a celebration of the country’s love for wine.
  • Bulgaria’s white cheese is highly acclaimed for its unique flavor and creamy texture and has received numerous international awards, including the World Cheese Awards and the Golden Cheese Award.

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Experience the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Bulgaria on a road trip, where every turn unveils a new adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

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The Discovery Road Trip

Get an accurate impression of the country’s regions in southern and northern Bulgaria. You will see the Balkan peninsula’s most extensive mountain – Stara Planina, the Thracian plane, and the Black sea. You will spend nights and days in an old village in the mountains, as well as in the Black sea and the ancient capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo.

Southwestern Road Trip

You will see many historical places and monasteries and get an accurate impression of southwestern Bulgaria. You will see the Rila and Pirin mountains and will enjoy majestic views.

Southeastern Road Trip

The southeastern coast of Bulgaria is a region of unparalleled natural beauty, with a varied landscape that includes sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and picturesque fishing villages. One of the main attractions of the southeastern coast is its long stretch of sandy beaches, which are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

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