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Smoked Sulguni

Smoked Sulguni, called Shebolili Megruli Sulguni in the local language, is moderately salty, with a rustic flavour and a pleasant aftertaste. The texture is dense and elastic with layers, similar to Italian pasta filata cheeses such as mozzarella or bocconcini. The mass has 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!

  • Made from pasteurized cow's, goat's and water buffalo's milk
  • Country of origin: Georgia
  • Region: Samegrelo
  • Family: Pasta filata
  • Type: semi firm
  • Fat content: 52%
  • Texture: dense, elastic and springy
  • Rind: natural
  • Colour: yellow
  • Flavour: salty, smokey
  • Aroma: smokey
  • Producers: Colchis Ltd
  • Alternative spellings: Shebolili Megruli Sulguni

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