Hope you’re not reading this blog in late hours, wouldn’t want to spoil your diet. I’d love to share some yummy story about the widely-known Georgian dish – Khachapuri. Made with cheese-filled bread, Khachapuri was nominated among World’s Best 100 Dishes, by Tasteatlas.com ratings:
“This simple cheese bread known as khachapuri is the most famous dish in Georgia. It is traditionally topped with melted cheese, eggs and butter. There are different types of khachapuri, and even though some new cheese varieties such as mozzarella and feta have been incorporated in the dish, the most common additions still include traditional Georgian Sulguni or Imeretian cheese.
It is shaped into different forms, and depending on the baking procedure and its form, it can be consumed individually or shared. Two of the most common varieties include the Imeretian khachapuri, shaped into a circular form, and Adjarian khachapuri, the open-faced version topped with butter and a raw egg on top.”
This dish is a no joke. This year, “Khachapuri Tradition in Georgia” was granted the status of an intangible cultural heritage.
,,af&co” – a leading American company in the restaurant and hospitality industry has announced trends for 2019, where Georgian food has been named the cuisine of the year and Adjarian khachapuri as the dish of the year.
Currently, 83 species of khachapuri have been found in Georgia, but 53 of them have been officially confirmed. Khachapuri varieties are made from different types of cheese and the dough. Adjarian, Imeretian, Megrelian and Guruli Khachapuri are the most popular ones. Adjarian Khachapuri is also known as “Cheeseboat”, because of its shape. This dish is an integral part of Georgian feast table supra or is even a daily dish in some families. You can order Khachapuri at almost every restaurant in almost every corner of Georgia.
So, when you visit this outstanding country, don’t forget to order Khachapuri, because once you taste it, you’ll never forget it.
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