Of course, the Czech menu has more to offer: ‘knedlíky’, or dumplings, are a bestseller. The dumplings are often a side dish, also to another classic from Bohemian cuisine: ‘svíčková na smetaně’ – roast loin with cream. Sweet versions, usually with quark as a main ingredient, are also a delicacy – particularly popular when filled with apricots or plums.
We have also packed 12 kg of cheese. ‘Smazak’, a breaded and fried cheese, is a national dish. ‘Hermelín’, a mature cheese with a coating of white mould, is also very popular – essentially the Czech version of the legendary French Camembert. ‘Hermelín’ is also round, has a slight taste of mushroom and a creamy consistency. Czechs enjoy it marinated in oil, for example with peppers, onions and spices. Moreover, just like the French, Czechs also enjoy a little glass of wine every now and then. Znojmo, Mikulov and Valtice in Moravia are said to be the country’s wine capitals. A few vineyards can even be found in Prague. And last but not least, Czechs with a sweet tooth enjoy chocolate – predominantly from the long-established brand Orion.