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Plzeňsko Region

Area of large homesteads and powerful monasteries, that smells like malt and wood. Region, where the best beer was born and also wooden puppets, which have made kids, laugh for several generations. The tradition of brewing started in Plzeň along with foundation of the city in 1295, when the King Václav II. granted to 260 citizen's houses a brewing right. The tradition of local puppetry reaches back to the 19th century and in modern history is connected with names Josef Skupa and Jiří Trnka. Plzeňsko is a region, where your senses can relish beauty and perfection to the fullest.
You can really savour the region thanks to local culinary specialities, traditional methods and ingredients. Let your senses flow in the unmistakeable fragrance and taste of local cuisine and enjoy.

Pilsen beer soup

Somewhere maybe beer is served after meal, however, in Pilsen’s beer is present during the first course already. Beer soup with bread is no latest hit: hot soup of gold-coloured drink used to be prepared by our ancestors several centuries ago.

Plzeňský goulash

Local variation of Czech goulash. One of examples of sauces flavored with beer, which is the main difference between this and elsewhere prepared goulash. Can be thickened with bread.

Yeast-raised Bramborák

Also called hluchec or báč, is an example of meal made of potatoes. Made of yeast-raised dough of grated potatoes, flour, eggs, milk and salt. Smoked pork belly is added and is flavoured with marjoram, garlic and pepper.

Špekové knedlíky

Round no raised dumplings, prepared of lightly roasted diced bread rolls and roasted diced smoked pork belly with bacon. Tasty as a side dish with sauce or baked meat.

Sklářské knedlíky

Prepared of cabbage, other ingredients are same as in špekové knedlíky, with addition of sour cream. Worth tasting, exceptional.

Map of Czech traditions