Lithuania

Dill ice cream, anyone? Pic: Restaurant Džiaugsmas, Robertas Daskevičius

Lithuania tempting tourists – with smoked mackerel ice cream?

By Jim Cornall

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency, is hoping in a post-Covid world tourists will be attracted to the Baltic country to experience some of its, shall we say, more unusual cuisine, which includes some ice cream flavors many might...

The new products are being launched in Estonia - including orange ice cream with almond paste and cowberry jam, pictured above - Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Pic: Food Union

Food Union launches new ice cream products

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, a global ice cream and dairy production and distribution group, is launching 17 new ice cream products in the family and dessert categories in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus.

The company said that the brand Vilvi is the basis of its identity.

Vilkyškių Pieninė changes name to Vilvi Group

By Jim Cornall

One of the largest cheese manufacturers and dairy processors in Lithuania, Vilkyškių Pieninė, has changed its name to Vilvi Group to reflect the company’s Vilvi brand.

Cucumber ice cream, which didn’t even make the top 12 unusual Lithuanian ice creams, at Gray's House.  Pic: LithuaniaTravel

12 bizarre ice cream flavors from Lithuania

By Jim Cornall

It seems plain vanilla ice cream might soon be out of fashion in Lithuania, where chefs are experimenting with natural flavors, including plenty not normally associated with ice cream.

The cheese is named after the legendary Lithuanian giant, Džiugas.

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Lithuanian cheese Džiugas gets PGI status

By Jim Cornall

Lithuanian cheese Džiugas, produced by Žemaitijos Pienas, has received a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the European Commission.

In 2017, approval was given for Lithuanian dairy products to be exported to Algeria, Mexico and New Zealand.

Lithuanian dairy exports on the rise

By Jim Cornall

According to information from Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), the country’s dairy producers are successfully expanding the export of milk products.

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