Cheese and potato bread

Khabizgina ხაბიზგინა

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

  • About

Like khachapuri, this is a filled bread. Here, the filling is a mix of cheese and potato. It is a popular staple in the high Caucasus mountains of Kazbegi and Ossetia where potatoes were often the only locally grown vegetable. Boil your potatoes with the skins on. Grate rather than mash the potatoes and fold the butter and cheese into them. Use a combination of sheep’s cheese and cow’s for this recipe, such as feta or pecorino and mozzarella. This milk-enriched dough goes well with t