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Smoked Sulguni

  • Made from buffalo's and cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Georgia

  • Region: Svaneti, Samegrelo

  • Type: semi-firm

  • Texture: dense and elastic

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: salty, smokey , sour

  • Aroma: smokey

  • Synonyms: smoked suluguni, Georgian smoked suluguni

  • Alternative spellings: Shebolili Megruli Sulguni

Smoked Sulguni, called Shebolili Megruli Sulguni in the local language, is a semi-firm, brined Georgian cheese made from the milk of cow and buffalo or a mixture of these kinds of milk in the Svaneti and Samegrelo regions. It is moderately salty, with a rustic, smokey flavour and a pleasant aftertaste. The texture of this Georgian cheese is dense and elastic. The cheese has a yellow colour with a golden-brown crust and a hole in the middle.

Used widely in Eastern European and Georgian cuisines, Sulugni's melting quality makes it a perfect accompaniment to almost any dish. It is eaten simply as a table cheese or added to salads, antipasto, marinades with oil and herbs or any other dish that requires a melting cheese. In fact, it is the perfect pizza cheese!

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