Where does the milk come from???
This is a very common question. We are always „bombed“ by questions: where are the sheep, there are no cows on Pag…
For all those sceptics : yes, there are no cows on the island of Pag, but there are many cows in Lika county and in other continental parts of Croatia. So, next time when you see a truck from Paška sirana in Lika- that doesn’t mean we make Paški sir cheese from cow’s milk of Lika county. We produce Paški sir cheese from sheep’s milk cheese from Pag exclusively. We have the largest flock of sheep on the island of Pag, around 3000 sheep and 20 people who work in the sector of cattle breeding. The rest of the milk we get from the thousands of families that have their own little flocks, from whom we buy milk and they are our subcontractors. But, Paški sir cheese is just a small part of our production. We produce also Dalmatinac cheese, Pramenko, Trapist, Primorac, Mediterano, Paprenjak, Parenjak, SoLun, Pagus…and milk for these cheeses we get in the continental part of Croatia.
So, don’t believe sceptics. Believe us and we won’t let you down…
No matter how big cheeselover you are, please your imagination and make a cheese plate, put some fruit or nuts, pour some olive oil or honey and indulge in cheese …Let the timeless taste of Mediterranean carry you away…
“A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk’s leap toward immortality.” Clifton Fadimen
Life is great. Cheese makes it better.
And would you like to find out something more about our history?
Paška sirana was established in 1946 as an agricultural community. Its history is connected strongly with the history of Croatia, because it has undergone different organizational forms untill 1992, when it became a private company. Its story is a story about the generations of island families who have breathed this salty island air, who have dispaired over the flock during cold winters and hot summers, a story about hundreds of hardworking hands who gave cheese its form by bringing into it the longing for those slower times and warmer households.What unites them is 70 years of Paška sirana, which emerged from the idea of fellowship and solidarity.
The vision of the founders managed to brand the cheese from the island of Pag ( Paški sir cheese ) even during those hard times, and it enabled hundreds of families to survive on this harsh rocky island where only few herbs grow…
The driving force of Paška sirana is manifested in every pore of the island’s life. It is a strong pillar of Pag’s economy, a part of Pag’s identity…
Today, Paška sirana produces 10 types of cheese, employs 85 people from Pag and exports to the US, to Europe and Asia…Its new production plant was built in 2008. It is situated in the town of Pag and was financed by the European Union. It was built in order to meet the European standards for food safety and quality. Our certificates of quality also confirm that of HACCP, ISO 9001: 2008, IFS, HALAL.
Paška sirana – Shop Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 4641 359 – Vlaška 78, 10000 Zagreb
Paška sirana – Shop Rijeka
Phone: +385 51 734 205 – Scarpina 3, 51000 Rijeka
Paška sirana – Shop Split
Phone: +385 21 492 468 – Stari pazar 3A, 21000 Split
Paška sirana – Shop Pag
Phone: +385 23 600 357 – Vela ulica 12, 23250 Pag
Paška sirana – Shop Novalja
Phone: +385 53 662 542 – Stari Varoš 1, 53291 Novalja
Paška sirana – Shop Povljana
Phone: +385 23 692 992 – Stjepana Radića 11, 23249 Povljana