Our story

Agricultural and forestry cooperative Gozd Bled

Farmers in the Bled area have been organising into co-operatives since 1898, when the first predecessors of the existing agricultural and forestry co-operative Gozd Bled were established in Bled and Gorje. Before the end of the Second World War, co-operatives supplied local inhabitants and hotel guests. During that time cheese-making was kept alive by the co-operatives of the villages Podhom, Bodešče and Selo. After the war, there were several attempts at reviving the cheese-making tradition on mountain pastures (e.g. Kranjska dolina, Belska planina and Selška planina), which, unfortunately, did not last long.

Kmetije

The beautiful cultural landscape surrounding Lake Bled has been shaped through the millennia by local farmers who take their herds to graze for part of the year on the meadows in the valley and on the nearby plateaus of the Julian Alps to which they are bound by ties of pride and affection.

High-quality cow's milk from family farms organised in to an agricultural and forestry co-operative is used to make a delicious culinary delight - Bled Cheese. Each farm carries a unique story.

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Krave

Kakovostno kravje mleko Blejskih kmetij je rezultat premišljenega in srčnega dela. Nekatere od njih so še vedno organizirane zelo tradicionalno. V stoletja starih hlevih zjutraj in zvečer molzejo krave, ki se od zgodnje pomladi do pozne jeseni pasejo na pašnikih okoli Bleda in jih obiskovalci na svojih izletih tudi srečujejo. Nekatere kmetije imajo sodobne hleve in večje število živali, vsem pa je skupno, da še vedno velik del živali pasejo na planotah Jelovice, Mežakle in Pokljuke.