From the Island of Pag to Borough Market, Paški Sir in the UK

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Borough Market

Trading from London’s most renowned market places at Borough Market which has been a bartering site for food commodities since the 13th Century, D’issa have firmly established themselves as ‘THE’ premier purveyor of Croatian fine delicacies in the UK.

Indulgent foodies

London’s Borough market is the place to be for finding perfect niche foods, with countless friendly stalls offering unique artisan goods from all corners of the world.  Every item, recipe or dish you find here had to go through a rigorous tasting session with the market council before approval for sale so you will be guaranteed that everything you find at London’s Borough Market is of the highest quality.

Gordon Ramsay at Borough Market

Sirana Gligora is proud that all 3 of their products which D’issa supplies have passed the strict taste and quality tests and have been on sale with since early 2011, who also wholesale our cheese across the UK.

Dissa, who take their name from the bon vivant Croatian Island of Vis (Issa was the Greek name for the island) are a husband and wife team of Anglo-Croatia origin.  Using their great love and knowledge of Croatia, its people, culture and food, together with their understanding of UK wine and food trends and tastes they present to the UK some of Croatia’s finest products and already supply some of the most prestigious retail establishments in the country, such as Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly who have been retailing the worlds finest foods to London for over 2 centuries.

Dissa at Borough Market

As you might imagine, Croatian cuisine has a Mediterranean feel about it with plenty of  olive oils and rich wines on offer but it would be an injustice to leave this as the last word.  As a nation truly proud of its heritage and independence, the Croatia people have protected their traditions and practices over generation of hardship and together with the massive diversity of the land and climate, they produce today some of the most exclusive and exotic oils, cheeses and wines that the world has to offer.

Being both steeped in tradition and for one reason or another never fully embracing mass production and the industrialisation of food production may well have contributed to Croatia’s struggling economy, which is slowly but surly recovering after the early setbacks during its infancy and an independent state.  Maybe though that was a ship well missed as the result today is an abundance of crafted artisan products that you could be forgiven for thinking were just a memory of an age long past.

ancient olive trees on the Island of Pag, some reputed to be older than 1,500 years and still producing an abundant harvest

With one of the richest biodiversity in all of Europe, Croatia can be divided into 4 ecoregions of Mediterranean, Continental, Alpine and Pannonian each offering many unique and intriguing terroirs. In fact on one day in November this year you could have been under lashing rain in Zagreb, battling the dry and powerful BURA wind in Dalmatia, or sat sipping coffee in 20°C sunshine in Split, all at the same instant with-in about 200km of each other.

Along side some of the finest olive oils and truffle at D’issa you will find Gligora’s award-winning cheeses, Paški Sir – ewes’ milk from the island of Pag, Žigljen – a delicate infusion of cow, sheep and goat milk and Kozlar- a goat milk cheese from the Dalmatian hinterland.

award-winning cheese from Sirana Gligora

You can find D’issa’s stall in the jubilee section of Borough Market and for opening times, direct orders and wholesale enquiries you can reach the team at

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