GEBZHALIA WITH COTTAGE CHEESE SAUCE

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Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is a softened cheese dish from Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Traditionally prepared using cottage cheese, it can also be made with matsoni (click here for recipe). In this recipe we have used cottage cheese. Ingredients: 1 kilo of new cheese (we used Imeretian cheese), 500 grams of cottage cheese, 1 liter of milk … Continue reading

Gebzhalia with Matsoni

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Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is a softened cheese dish from Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Traditionally prepared using cottage cheese, it can also be made with matsoni. In this recipe we have used matsoni. Matsoni (Georgian: მაწონი) is a fermented milk product very similar to yogurt. It is smooth and creamy with a mild, slightly tart flavor. Popular in Georgia and throughout … Continue reading

Tenili Cheese

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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

CHICKEN BRATSULA

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In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious flaky pastry filled with chicken and cheese, flavored with green onions and garlic. Ingredients (for 2 Chicken Bratsula): Dough – refer to our recipe for flaky pastry. Filling – 500 grams of chicken breast, 400 grams of new Imeretian cheese (mozzarella cheese can be substituted), 200 grams of butter, 4 garlic cloves, … Continue reading

CHEESE FESTIVAL AT EXPO GEORGIA IN TBILISI

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On November 8, a cheese festival featuring more than 50 varieties of dairy products was held at Expo Georgia in Tbilisi. The popular event featured manufacturers from all regions of Georgia, including individual producers and dairy companies. Visitors were able to taste the different cheeses and watch demonstrations of cheese making.

GEORGIAN CHEESE AT TBILISOBA 2014

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Sulguni and Imeretian cheese are Georgia’s best known traditional cheeses but there are many others that are less well known but of outstanding quality and taste. Tbilisi’s annual October festival, “Tbilisoba” (Georgian: თბილისობა), was an opportunity for Georgia’s cheese makers to show off the diversity and quality of their cheeses to Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists.     … Continue reading

NEW POTATO AND CHEESE SOUP

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In this quick and easy to make family recipe we show how to make a delicious soup with new potatoes, cheese, sour cream and dill. Ingredients: 300 grams of small new potatoes, 200 grams of new Imeretian cheese (or mozzarella), 2 green onions, 200 grams of sour cream, 1 egg, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 … Continue reading

BOILED AND FRIED KHACHAPURI

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This recipe for boiled and also fried khachapuri is from a Georgian cookery book published in 1909. This dish is rarely prepared these days as the recipe has been largely forgotten. There are several versions, including with or without cheese. The boiled khachapuri can be served with butter, sour cream or a sprinkling of cinnamon and … Continue reading

KHACHAPURI WITH TARRAGON

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Georgians are very fond of the herb tarragon, which they call tarkhuna (Georgian: ტარხუნა). It used to flavor meat stews, grilled trout, salads and many other dishes. In this recipe we show how to make a khachapuri flavored with tarragon. Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes and is popular in restaurants and in … Continue reading

MEGRELIAN VERSION OF CHVISHTARI

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Chvishtari (also called chishdvaar) is a cornbread with cheese from Georgia’s Svaneti region. It is also popular in Samegrelo region but made in a slightly different way. In this recipe we will show how to make the Megrelian version of Chvishtari. Ingredients (for 6 servings): 200 grams of Sulguni cheese (Georgian: სულუგუნი). Sulguni is a cheese from the Samegrelo … Continue reading

COTTAGE CHEESE WITH MINT WRAPPED IN SULGUNI

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In this recipe from the Samegrelo region (Georgian: სამეგრელო) of western Georgia we show how to make a delicious appetizer made with cottage cheese and mint wrapped in very thin Sulguni cheese. Ingredients: 8 slices of very thin Sulguni cheese. This is Sulguni that has been partially boiled in water, kneaded and folded and then rolled out into thin … Continue reading

MOKHRAKULA

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In this family recipe from a village in lower Racha (Georgian: რაჭა) we show how to make a type of khachapuri similar to Mokhrakuli Khachapuri (Georgian: მოხრაკული ხაჭაპური) in that it is fried, not baked, and takes much less time to make than the traditional baked khachapuri.  Ingredients: Dough: 3 eggs, 200 grams of flour, 150 ml of water, … Continue reading

KHABIDZGINA

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Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes and is popular in restaurants and in homes. There are several different regional types and it can be made with a variety of fillings. In this recipe we show how to make Khabidzgina (Georgian: ხაბიძგინა), which is a khachapuri filled with potato and cheese. This type of … Continue reading

SVANETIAN KHACHAPURI WITH CHEESE AND GREEN ONIONS

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Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes and several of Georgia’s regions have their own distinctive type. In this recipe we show how to make a khachapuri filled with cheese and green onions. This type of khachapuri comes from Georgia’s Svaneti region (Georgian: სვანეთი). Ingredients (for the filling – for 3 servings): 500 … Continue reading

CHEESE FESTIVAL IN TBILISI

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Georgian Recipes 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. Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 … Continue reading

CHAKHRAGINA -OSSETIAN KHACHAPURI

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Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes and several of Georgia’s regions have their own distinctive type. In this recipe we show how to make a khachapuri filled with cheese and beetroot leaves. This type of khachapuri comes from South Ossetia, where it is called chakhragina. It is also a popular khachapuri in … Continue reading

  • CHASHUSHULI WITH SUMMER SAVORY

  • FKHALI WITH BEETROOT LEAVES AND NUTS

  • GURIAN CHEESE AND EGG FILLED PASTRY

  • LOBIO WITH MINT AND EGGS

  • MEGRELIAN AJIKA

  • TOLMA SPICY SOUR CREAM AND TOMATO SAUCE

  • GREEN AJIKA

  • CHAKHRAGINA -OSSETIAN KHACHAPURI

  • TOLMA (DOLMA) – STUFFED VINE LEAVES

  • CHICKEN LIVER WITH RED WINE AND SVANETIAN SALT

  • MOKHRAKULI KHACHAPURI

  • KABABI WITH POMEGRANATE JUICE

  • GEORGIAN LOBIO WITH NUTS

  • MEGRULI KHACHAPURI

  • GREEN BEANS WITH NUTS

  • DARK GRAPE PELAMUSHI WITH CORN FLOUR

  • EGGPLANT “CAVIAR” WITH POMEGRANATE

  • MARINATED GREEN TOMATOES

  • KETSULA - CHICKEN WITH SOUR CREAM AND SPICES

  • BADAGI

  • CHICKEN WITH GREEN AJIKA

  • PELAMUSHI – TATARA

  • KHACHAPURI WITH POTATO FILLING

  • FRIED BEETROOT WITH TOMATOES AND SPICES

  • SHKMERULI – CHICKEN COOKED IN MILK AND GARLIC

  • EKALA FKHALI

  • MUSHROOM CHASHUSHULI WITH POTATOES

  • CHAKHOKHBILI – CHICKEN WITH HERBS

  • CHAKAPULI RECIPE

  • FRIED KHINKALI

  • SVANETIAN KHACHAPURI WITH GREEN ONIONS

  • FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WITH ONION AND CARROT

  • KUBDARI - SVANETIAN MEAT PASTRY

  • WILD OYSTER MUSHROOM PASTRY

  • AJIKA WITH TOMATOES

  • EGGPLANT WITH WALNUTS AND HERBS

  • LOBIO WITH FRIED HAM

  • BEETROOT FKHALI WITH WALNUTS

  • EGGPLANT WITH PEPPERS AND SVANETIAN SALT

  • PORK CHASHUSHULI WITH MUSHROOMS AND MEGRELIAN AJIKA

  • LOBIO WITH CHEESE

  • ELARJI – CORNMEAL WITH SULGUNI CHEESE

  • KHABAKHI – FRIED MARROW

  • OJAKHURI – FAMILY MEAL

  • GEORGIAN SALAD

  • LEEK SATSIVI

  • SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

  • CHICKEN LIVER WITH AJIKA AND SUMMER SAVORY

  • OJAKHURI WITH CHICKEN AND FRIED POTATOES FLAVORED WITH MARIGOLD

  • OYSTER MUSHROOMS WITH EGGS AND SWEET RED PEPPER

  • LOBIO WITH SWEETCORN

  • CHICKEN WITH SPICY HAZELNUT SAUCE

  • CHICKEN BARBECUE

  • LOBIO WITH TOMATOES AND SPICES

  • BAKED MUSHROOMS FILLED WITH SULGUNI CHEESE