Pag’s unique and justly famous gastronomy is tightly interlinked with the bare, pale landscape. The sheep living here graze the local herbs and spices growing on rocks and in the salty wind from the sea, throughout their entire lives. The low stone walls characteristic of Pag protect the town from the relentlessly blowing Bora, i.e. the dry and cold wind which usually blows on the Istrian and Dalmatian coasts during the winter. The walls also provide shelter to the sheep grazing on the island. Tasting the roast lamb flavoured with salvia, often prepared on a spit in open air, is definitely recommended, as this country-wide acclaimed speciality carries the unique flavour of Pag.