The twelfth edition of the International Prosciutto Fair takes place in Tinjan. It is also one of the most significant manifestations in central Istria. Last year about 28,000 visitors arrived and 12 tons of prosciutto was sold.
This year, in the offer will be prosciutto by fifty producers from Croatia, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. Also, this year visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a guided tasting of prosciutto.
The aim of the tasting is to learn how to properly tasting prosciutto as well as how to recognize and distinguish protected Istrian prosciutto from others. One more interesting event will be held on fair -”First hunt on Istrian prosciutto.” It’s about family races that will be held on Sunday, October 21st.
All this is happening in a tent you can see through our camera.
Tinjan in central Istria. Tinjan has always been a small town on the border. From the Roman times, through the Middle Ages, it has always kept its borders with its fort. And yet, although at the border, Tinjan was not a regular fortress, it has been called the town since 1578.
Today, Tinjan is proud of his history and tradition, whether it is the symbols of this region - the stone walls and the puddles,hacking tools and equipment of rural households, the folklore and architectural heritage,legends or the finest gastronomic delicacies such as Istrian prosciutto.
The tradition of producing prosciutto today preserves several registered stores of making prosciutto in Tinjan and in 2006 Tinjan has declared as the municipality of Istrian prosciutto, each year the ISAP - International Prosciutto Fair is held, featuring various types of this delicious gastronomic delicacies.