About Food – Georgian Sulguni Cheese

Sulguni (Georgian: სულგუნი) is a cheese from the Samegrelo region of Georgia. It has a sour, moderately salty flavor and an elastic consistency. Sulguni is made using only natural ingredients: normalized cow milk clotted by rennet with pure cultures of lactic bacteria. It is a “quick cheese” maturing in just one or two days.

Discs of Sulguni Cheese

A typical sulguni cheese is disc shaped, 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters thick and up to 1.5 kilograms in weight.

Smoked Sulguni cheese has a firm texture and an amazing taste.

Smoked Sulguni Cheese

Georgia About has a number of step-by-step photo recipes for Georgian dishes that use Sulguni cheese. Click on the pictures to see the recipes.

Recipe for Acharuli Khachapuri (a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese)

Recipe for Acharuli Khachapuri (a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese)

Recipe for Gomi (cornmeal topped with strips of Sulguni cheese and butter)

Recipe for Gomi (cornmeal topped with strips of Sulguni cheese and butter)

Recipe for Baked Mushrooms filled with Sulguni Cheese.

Recipe for Baked Mushrooms filled with Sulguni Cheese.

Recipe for Megruli Khachapuri (a circular cheese bread with cheese added on top

Recipe for Megruli Khachapuri (a circular cheese bread with cheese added on top

Recipe for Chvishtari (cornbread with cheese)

Recipe for Chvishtari (cornbread with cheese)

Enjoy Sulguni cheese – a true taste of Georgia!

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3 Responses to “About Food – Georgian Sulguni Cheese”
  1. Mmmm, all look good but those mushrooms are screaming “eat me” 😉

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  1. […] Khachapuri can also be made with tomatoes and sulguni cheese. Follow the recipe above and at the stage of adding cheese to the dough mix add two chopped […]

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