Georgian Cheese Bread I


Preparation info
  • Serves

    12 to 15

    • Difficulty


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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

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No feast would seem proper without the marvelous cheese bread, khachapuri. Khachapuri is found throughout Georgia in many guises —round, rectangular, and boat-shaped. The dough can be yeasty with a thick crust, many-layered and flaky, or tender and cakelike. The bread is usually filled with a fresh, slightly sour cheese like imeruli (Imeretian) or suluguni, but salted cheeses like bryndza may also be used, as long as they are soaked first. The cheese is grated an