Explore Bulgaria’s delicious and diverse food culture, 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 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 to celebrate 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.
Explore our Gourmet Section – the epicenter of Bulgaria’s vibrant gourmet food scene. It is your pass to explore traditional recipes, master cooking techniques, and indulge in a mouthwatering journey across the diverse flavors of Bulgaria. It’s a gastronomic adventure you won’t want to miss to bring back home!
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