More than 50 local producers are licensed to sell their products under the Dolenjska Delights brand, and the brand will soon be expanded to include various local events, services etc. The Association has also teamed up with the municipalities of Šentrupert, Škocjan and Mirna Peč, as well as the Novo mesto Institute of Agriculture and Forestry to launch the second part of the project. In June, a series of workshops will be held to introduce the second part of the project to the public, said project leader Barbara Jerovšek.
The project will also define the criteria required to obtain the Dolenjska Delights certificate; moreover, a list of traditional local dishes will be compiled by an external team of experts.
On Wednesday, the second part of the project was launched in Otočec. Janez Bogataj, a famous Slovenian ethnologist, said in his lecture that traditional local dishes should be served with a modern twist; however, he also stressed that these dishes need to retain their authenticity.