Not far from Ljubljana is a lovely town with an odd name that translates as Dormouse Manor, for reasons the locals can’t seem to agree on. But it boasts a handsome manor house, a spectacular church (far grander than you’d guess in such modest town), and a rich history. You can join Count Blagaj himself (well, a good impersonator) for herbal tea and tastings of local goat cheese, honey and specialty foods.
In the green, hilly surroundings of Ljubljana, the »Slovenian Dolomites«, we have joined unique local stories into a bundle, a bundle of culinary delights in Count Blagaj’s land. These are delights that you will experience by visiting locals: enjoy a meal in a restaurant with a top chef, where local and seasonal ingredients are an indispensable part of culinary creations; you will be greeted with local delights at a family cheese dairy that is known for its excellent goat cheeses; you will also be offered specialities at the house of honey, where Slovenian honey and other products made of honey are produced. You will also visit a manor where you will be served tea and where you can dive into the past and chat with Count Blagaj, the noblest lord of the Dormouse manor. Or you can “just” enjoy in the beautiful nature of the hills of Polhograd or stroll along the paths within. The bundle of green stories here is really rich!
10.00 – departure point in Ljubljana and transfer to the Dormouse manor (for those without their own means of transportation)
10:30 – 11:45 welcome and visit at the cheese dairy Orešnik
12:00 – 13:30 – local culinary delights at the restaurant Grič
14:00 – 14:45 – visit to the farm Pr’Lupč (experience life on a farm in the old dwelling at the Pr’Lupč farm)
15:00 – 17:30 visit to the honey house Božnar and a walk along the thematic Blagaj paths
17:30 – 19:00 tea party with Count Blagaj at the Dormouse manor
19:00 – transfer to Ljubljana (for those without their own transportation)
***This programme is carried out on Fridays, but with prior arrangements larger groups can also take part in this programme on other days of the week
Contact of the provider:
TIC Ljubljana (Stritarjeva 2 in Krekov trg 10)
Additional information in the Dormouse manor: firstname.lastname@example.org, 00386 (0)31 776 259
April 2018 Despite it being Friday 13th, we set out for Count Blagaj’s Land in anticipation of an interesting day and we were not disappointed. Thanks to sat-nav we arrived on time at Sirarstvo Orešnik and the assembled group of visitors were given a tour of the farm....