The tastes of Slovenia are the tastes of local nature: vegetables from typical gardens, grains from local fields, wild food from green nature, fruit from the orchards and forests of one of the most wooded countries in Europe, traditionally prepared meat dishes and dairy goods from pastures, and honey produced by the world-renowned Slovenian honeybees.
The produce from the gastronomic regions at the foot of the Alps is intimately connected with mountain pastures where cows, goats, and sheep have been feeding for centuries. Milk is the basis for original cheeses, such as the Trnič cheese from Velika Planina and the spicy Mohant cheese from Bohinj which has a protected geographical indication. Blooming meadows and the manna of the forests offer sufficient vegetation for the Carniolan honeybee, the world-renowned indigenous bee species. Honey is indispensable when preparing local varieties of honeybread. Your sweet tooth will be appeased by the renowned Cream Cake, the trademark of the fashionable Lake Bled, and by the genuinely sweet town of Radovljica (Radol'ca) with its chocolate festival.