We had a full house at home this past weekend, as relatives from Australia came to visit us. It was so nice to see them again, especially as it was more than 10 years from our last meeting. They were staying with us, in Slovenia, for four days and my sister and I were in charged to show them around.
It is always great, when someone is visiting you, as you explore your own country, with the eyes of a traveler. When I travel, I always prefer to see things off the beaten track and that is why, we also took them to Karst region in Slovenia. Karst is best known for its red TERAN wine and Karst prosciutto. There is no better way to feel the real Karts, than visiting the oldest Karst prosciutto producer in Slovenia – Pršutarna Lokev.
To see this prosciutto producer, which has its facilities in a small town Lokev, you should be a group of at least 15 people, but luckily, the Karst people are also know for its hospitality and they welcomed us, even though we were just six.
The tour started with dressing into a special white robe and a head, covering all our clothes and hair (after all we are looking at the production) and before we entered the huge room, where prosciuttos are being dried (which can take around 13 months or even more), we were able to smell them already from a distance. More than 8000 prosciuttos were being dried and surrounded with all these pig legs, you really feel small.
The tour is done in English, but please note, you have to make an appointment (at least one day ahead). You can choose to do only a tour, which will cost you 2,50 EUR/pp or you can join the tour with a rich degustation at the end – lots of prosciuttos, pancetta’s, salamis, cheeses and of course Teran wine. The tour, combined with degustation, will costs you 9,00 EUR/pp.
Lokev Prosciutto producer and their guided tour (Pršutarna Lokev)
Call (+386 5 731 81 20) or write them (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an appointment. Unfortunately their web page is only in Slovenian language.