Cheese - Georgia

Distinguished Georgian Cheesemakers you might want to check out

Meskheti Cooperative Galina Inasaridze The Meskheti Cooperative, under Galina Inasaridze’s leadership, makes Meskhetian tenili, a unique cheese variety. Even though the cooperative’s representatives admit not being thoroughly familiar with cheese-related studies, their products are becoming increasingly popular and demanded by the minute. They also plan to roll out new varieties this coming summer. Still, tenili […]

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Cheese in focus – Beyond Imeretian and Sulguni

Text by Keti Adeishvili Georgia must be one of the most cheese-loving countries in the world, and for good reason. The latest studies confirm that the history of Georgian cheesemaking spans 8,000 years, an achievement enabling the country to lay claim to the status of the cradle of cheese. Today, every niche- and supermarket runs […]

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Through Wine-colored Glasses – Interview with Oleg Golovachev

Text by Keti Adeishvili Short profile: Oleg Golovachev has made a name for himself in medicine as an ophthalmologist who leads the learning and scientific direction at the National Center of Ophthalmology. But we shall introduce him from a completely different angle. After becoming enamored with winemaking some 10 years ago, the doctor bought 10 […]

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Restaurant Chela invites you to WINTER FAREWELL at Funicular

On a sunny Saturday, 29th of February, everyone with their families and friends gathers for the most mouth-watering gastronomic festival of the season. In front of Chela’s terrace, with picturesque view of Tbilisi, chefs will prepare traditional Georgian dishes such as: Khinkali, Mtsvadi, Kebab, Khachapuri,lobiani etc. and involve you to be a part of that […]

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Low-Key Favorites – from khachapuri memes

This is a new Facebook page reviewing pretty much everything, with hundreds of followers and a signature unabashed, in-your-face tone. Its recommendations are right on the money. The page creators kindly gave us permission to translate their stories. Ghebi 108 Aghmashenebeli Ave. Call: 551 15 09 43 Today, I will tell you about a Racha-style […]

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More Bar-Hopping

Text by Nini Sparsiashvili Success Bar Vashlovani Street Closed on Mondays From 10:30 PM – 4 AM every day Success Bar must be the only gay bar in Tbilisi. The bar’s description on its Facebook page reads: “SUCCESS BAR is a free space from Homo/Bi/Trans phobia. Guests are required to treat other people with respect, […]

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Sovietization

Tbilisi addresses preserving fragments of Georgia’s Sovietization. Text and photos by Tamar Esakia Photo: National Archives of Georgia Kojori is a small town near Tbilisi – actually, it is technically in Tbilisi, because the administrative division places it within the city limits. Located at 1350 meters above sea level, Kojori – with its long cool […]

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Time-Traveling—Tskaltubo’s Soviet Ghosts

Exactly 10 minutes from Kutaisi, I find myself on a different planet completely by accident. That’s the only feeling one gets at the swimming pool of the abandoned Bathhouse #8 in Tskaltubo. I knew about this pool mostly from photo sessions by my friends and foreign photographers. And now I’m here in person, still suspecting […]

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Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia

Text by Tamar Esakia, photos by National Museum In 1865, the Museum of the Caucasus opened on the initiative of ethnic German ethnographer and naturalist Gustav Radde. The museum was stocked with vast materials obtained by Radde during his expeditions throughout the Caucasus. In 1852-1864, the museum also inherited the equipment and natural science, ethnographic, […]

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Spare Evening in Kutaisi

Reflector—Same Place as Usual My friend and I are strolling up Queen Tamar Street. A big party is about to take place at Reflector Club, the usual gathering place of friends in this Old Kutaisi neighborhood. Leon is visiting from Tbilisi, an assurance that the party will be cool. But I also remember my first […]

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Best Bars and Some Music

Text by Shawn Basey As a musician, I’m constantly looking for places to play and also to catch some live tunes. Tbilisi certainly has an odd combination of having a ton of superbly talented musicians and not many places to play (something you might disagree with me on after reading through this list). Year by […]

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The Georgian Mystery of Christmas

The Georgian Mystery of Christmas Georgia became aware of the concept of Christmas in the early 4th century. One of the oldest nations in the world, famed for the abundance of gold and sorcery, became one of the first to embrace the Christian faith and turn this religion into a definitive part of its identity. […]

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Winter 2020: fairs and celebrations

Looking for the most magical place that makes your little ones’ dreams come true? Then Mtatsminda Park is your place where unforgettable New Year’s events will be held from December 25 through January 14. Santa and Frosty the Snowman will team up to visit the richly decorated center of the park and kids area. This […]

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Bar Hunting in Tbilisi

Bars visited and reviewed by local party-goer Nini Sparsiashvili Saelcho I would be lying if I told you that this place and I shared deep historical ties. Still, it brings back fun memories and reminds me of the friendly environment from the past which will inspire you to keep going back to Saelcho. The place […]

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Where to shop | new brand

KÁSHKASH is a Georgia-based brand manufacturing face and body care products, offering customers vegan and vegetarian goods based on unique formulas. KÁSHKASH is ideal for those leading a fast-paced life yet eager to dedicate some time to personal care and, more importantly, looking for pleasure in the process. The brand, drawing on family recipes discovered in great-grandma’s […]

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