Dinarski Sir is a mixed cow and goat milk cheese from the Dinaric mountain region in southern Croatia. Since the country doesn't allow the production of animal rennet, Dinarski sir is made with the help of microbial rennet, thus making it a vegetarian cheese.
Dinarski is a hard, pasteurized cheese, aged for 3 to 6 months. Beneath the rustic rind, the pate opens to a beautiful golden colour with a grassy sweetness and a pleasantly long finish. The outstanding depth of flavour and nice rounded balance pairs well with Zlatan Plavac from Zlatan Otok and Zlatina from Toljanic.
Dinarski sir won Silver at the Global Cheese Awards in 2011 and 2012 and in 2013 was voted as the best mixed milk cheese in the world with a Super Gold Medal at the World Cheese Awards.
Other cheeses from Croatia: