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Cheese Tolminc with a protected designation of origin is one of the most recognized Slovenian indigenous products. All stages, from the production of fodder, milk production, to the production of cheese, must take place in the area of the Upper Soča Valley. Only by following the exact specification of the so-called Specification of the Tolminc cheese production, cheese can carry a national and European sign of the protected designation of origin.

Cheese Tolminc with a protected designation of origin is hard, whole cheese. It is made from thermised cow’s milk.

Its flavour is characterised by climatic and geological conditions of mountainous areas of the Soča region, the breed and the way of cattle breeding. With at least two months of maturing on wooden shelves, the flavour becomes more and more intense, rich and aromatic. Cheese on wooden shelves is daily manually turned.

A wheel of Tolminc cheese weighs about 4 kg. It is also vacuum packed.

Nutrition Facts (100g of product)

Energy value 1660 kJ/400 kcal
Fat 32,2 g
of which saturated fat 22,0 g
Carbohydrates 2,3 g
of which sugars <0,1 g
Protein 25,3 g
Salt 1,23 g
European trademark of protected designation of origin

This sign means that agricultural products and foodstuffs with a designation of origin are closely linked to the area, the name of which they bear. In order for agricultural products and foodstuffs to be labelled as designations of origin, they must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Production and processing must take place in the defined geographical area, the name of which the product bears.
  • The characteristics of such an agricultural product or foodstuff are significantly influenced by the geographical environment, which includes natural and human factors such as climate, soil quality, local knowledge, and experience.

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