We are a boutique family-owned prosciutto drying facility with classical seasoning process. Our meats are seasoned into quality and aromatic authentic products due to drying on wooden racks and manual regulation of pure Karst air into the interior of the prosciuterria, which is based on the daily monitoring of external weather conditions and more than 50 years of experience. With this we are preserving the cultural heritage of prosciutto drying craft in the Karst region, which has been formed through many generations. Knowledge has also been passed on to our grandfather Franc Ščuka, who built an existing classic prosciuterria in the 1960's and developed a technological process, which we continue to follow.
For centuries, the Ščuka family has been engaged in typical Karst trades, first by acquiring stone in its own quarry and then by cultivating the first mulberry trees and silkworms. The traces of past crafts are visible in the stone architectural elements of the yard and in the ancient mulberry tree that is the heart of our estate. Generations of skillful hands have shaped it into a world-unique artwork. Today, her great treetop inspires us and encourages us to preserve our family foundations and values.
A visit to our prosciutteria is an experience of the story of tradition, the seasoning of prosciutto and the discovery of flavors along with the slice of prosciutto and a glass of excellent teran wine.
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Where are we?
Pršutarna Ščuka is located in small village Kobjeglava in the heart of Karst plateau in Slovenia, 3 km away from medieval turistic village Štanjel. We are only 90 km away from the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana, 30 km away from Trieste (Italy), 160 km away from Venice (Italy) and 170 km away from Klagenfurt (Austria).
Telephone: 00386 31 569 969, 00386 5 769 1012