The Cheese and Potato Day celebrated in Bratač, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The Cheese and Potato Day was recently celebrated in Bratač, a picturesque village known for its traditional agricultural products. This event was organized by the residents of Bratač in collaboration with Slow Food Convivium Trebinje, Hercegovina. The celebration featured about 10 exhibitors showcasing a variety of local products from the area.

The event was scheduled to coincide with the global celebration of World Potato Day. The village of Bratač, well known for its Nevesinje potatoes, took this opportunity to showcase its rich agricultural heritage. In addition to its renowned potatoes, Bratač is also famous for its production of fatty cheese from mijeh. This traditional cheese-making practice has garnered attention and is now included in the preliminary UNESCO list of Intangible Heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bratač charm and cultural significance have not gone unnoticed. It is one of the three villages that has been honored as the most beautiful village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Cheese and Potato Day celebration not only showcases Bratač agricultural excellence but also strengthens its cultural and historical identity on both a national and international stage.

The activity is supported by the project: “Promotion of Economic Diversification of Rural Areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA II) in SEE- Value chain capacity building on agriculture and rural tourism to streamline rural employment opportunities” implemented in partnership by SWG and GIZ.