There are numerous reasons why visitors fall in love with the Dalmatia region. One of them is for sure Island of Brač and museum of Olive oil. Located in the oldest settlement on the island, a picturesque small village of Škrip, this museum is truly an amazing place for all the olive oil lovers interested in the traditional ways and history of olive oil production. In 1864 Josip Krstulovć family founded the oilery in a small town of Skrip on the island Brac. By the early 20th century Kruno and Mandica Krstulović have upgraded the oilery by buying the new ”Thomas Holt” olive press from Trieste. The family continued to process olive oil until 1963 when the oilery stopped working due to the introduction of new technologies (hydraulic press). In 2013 Kruno Cukrov (grandson of Kruno Krstulović) and his family took the challenge of restoring the old oilery and by July 2013 the oilery become Museum of olive oil in Skrip and it is open for public as a historical and cultural monument of the history of making olive oil on the island Brac.
Today, The Museum of oil presents the traditional process of olive oil production on the island Brac. The museum of oil exhibit olive mill, olive press, spindle for tightening press screw, bags, fireplace for heating the water and all traditional tools for transport, production and storage of olive oil. The museum of olive oil also shows paintings by academic painter Hana-Marta Jurčević Bulić and sculptures made by mag. sculptor Đani Martinić, presenting workers in the oilery in an interesting way.
The Cukrov family continues the family tradition of producing olive oil as a part of their family business, this time on modern machines. Olive Oil Museum Škrip is a member of Culinary Heritage Europe. Culinary Heritage is a guide of selected producers and eating houses with culinary traditions and regional food. In the museum, visitors can taste and buy olive oil and other local food products based on the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols, and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food. It includes the craftsmanship and production of traditional receptacles for the transport, preservation, and consumption of food, including ceramic plates and glasses. You are welcome to taste our olive oil and local domestic food based on the Mediterranean diet.
black olives pate, green olives pate, salted black olives, olive oil, bitter orange or fig jam, brač cheese, red wine, dalmatian smoked prosciutto or salted anchovies…
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