About us

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.

Book of impressions

Nuša, David, Brigita in Leši
Maribor (Slovenia), 15.10.2016

Preživeli smo čudovito popoldne v pršutarni Ščuka, zagotovo se bomo vrnili. Prava mera gostoljubja, prava mera zgodovine, odličen teran in pršut - recept za USPEH! Dober glas bomo ponesli na Štajersko!

PGD Ponikva pri Grobelnem
Slovenia, 29.10.2016

Pojedli smo pršut, popili teran, na Štajerskem se to ne dogaja vsak dan. Gasilci smo vesele narave, pod murvo smo uživali sadove narave.

Peggy, Scott and Beth
Boston (USA), 1.8.2017

You are a wonderful teacher and we very much enjoyed our time with you. We wish Boston (USA) was closer to Pršutarna Ščuka.

Jeaneatte and Hans
Sweden, 24.6.2017

A million thanks for delicious pršut together with good wine and memorable stories.

Russia, 3.12.2016

I wanna say BIG THANK YOU from Russia for hospitality and really delicious pršut. I will come back here again for sure.

Mojca in Peter
Krško (Slovenia), 29.7.2017

Hvala za izjemno gostoljubnost. Vino, pršut in siri so izrednega okusa - praznik za brbončice, balzam za dušo.

France, 8.8.2017

Excellent acceuil. Excellent vin. Nous reviendrons.

Italy, 26.8.2017

Grazie per tutte le cose buone che ci avete fatte gustare.

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).

Pršutarna Ščuka
Kobjeglava 60
6222 Štanjel

Telephone: 00386 31 569 969 (Reservations - please call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.), 00386 5 769 1012
Email: prsutarnascuka@gmail.com

Come as tourists and become our guests