Tushetian Cheese Festival

Georgia produces a wide selection of cheese, and the best place to try all the different types is the Cheese Festival held in Tbilisi.

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Besides medieval towers and gorgeous landscapes, the region of Tusheti is famous for its goat cheese. The festival is marked on the last week of May in Akhemta and attracts cheese producers from the nearby municipalities. Moreover, you can watch various sports activities, horse-race, handmade crafts and listen to local folk.

Since 2015, Armenian and Azerbaijani cheese producers started to participate in the festival offering more cheese varieties to its visitors! You can try dambal-khacho (a soaked cottage cheese that is dried afterwards), goat’s cheese called Guda, tenili – tightly woven into a braid, or cheese dipped in oils, spices, wine, honey, flowers and much more. Last year the festival was held in November.