The European Commission today decided to add to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) a new Croatian product: ‘lička janjetina’.
‘Lička janjetina’ is lamb meat from local Lika Curly sheep breed raised in Lika-Senj and Zadar Counties. The specific aromatic profile of the cooked meat of ‘Lička janjetina’ is due to the botanical composition of the meadows and pastures on which the Lika lambs are raised.
The area in which the Lika Curly is raised and ‘Lička janjetina’ produced covers the town of Gospić and the municipalities of Donji Lapac, Karlobag, Lovinac, Perušić, Plitvička jezera, Udbina, Vrhovine, Senj, Brinje and Otočac in Lika-Senj County and Gračac in Zadar County.
This new denomination will be added to the list of over 1,400 quality products protected at the EU level. More information about each of the registered products can be found in the DOOR database.
PHOTO: Damir Kvajo