Tenili cheese (Georgian: ტენილი ყველი) is Meskhetian cheese made in Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions from sheep or cow’s milk. The milk used must have a high fat content. Because it is difficult to make it was usually only made for celebrations. The technique for making this type of cheese was nearly lost but … Continue reading
Georgia About went to a Cheese Festival held in the Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Georgian: გიორგი ჩიტაიას სახელობის ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი ღია ცის ქვეშ) in Tbilisi. Say cheese – Georgian cheese! CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.
Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a cheese bread that is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes. Different regions of Georgia have their own type of khachapuri. In this recipe we show how to make Mokhrakuli Khachapuri (Georgian: მოხრაკული ხაჭაპური). This type of khachapuri is called a “lazy khachapuri” as it is fried, not baked, and takes much less time … Continue reading
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. A typical sulguni … Continue reading
In this recipe we will show how to make mushrooms filled with Sulguni cheese (Georgian: სოკო კეცზე) baked in butter in traditional Georgian clay “ketsi” dishes (Georgian: კეცი). For this recipe you will need 3 ketsi dishes (you can use oven proof dishes if you don’t have any ketsi). Ingredients (serves 3): 500 grams of … Continue reading
Mchadi is a very popular cornbread traditionally eaten with lobio (beans) and cheese. Ingredients (for 6 servings). 400 grams of stone-ground cornmeal (preferably white), 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of cold water (may need more depending on the cornmeal). Stone-ground white cornmeal Preparation. Add water to the cornmeal little by little so that the cornmeal becomes … Continue reading
Georgia is blessed with wonderful fresh vegetables, ideal for making delicious, refreshing salads. Ingredients. The basic ingredients of a Georgian salad consist of tomatoes, fresh parsley, purple basil, green peppers, red onion and cucumbers. Cheese (Georgian Imeritian) or walnuts can also be added. You will also need ground coriander, salt, ground red pepper and ground saffron if … Continue reading
Imeretian cheese from the Imereti region of Georgia is a very popular curd cheese made from cows milk. It has a soft and springy texture and a slightly sour, salty taste. It is a “quick cheese” maturing in just one or two days. A typical handmade Imeretian cheese is shaped as a flat disc, 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters thick. … Continue reading