History of the Gebzhalia

Gebzhalia is a Megrelian dish that means “put in milk”. It’s also worth noting that the words “milk” and “sun” are pronounced similarly in Megrelian. We might assume that this dish served as a sacral symbol and was frequently served during ritualistic feasts. Gebzhalia is traditionally round and represents the sun, although it also comes in numerous shapes.


  • Sour cream – 30 g
  • Pomegranate – 5 g
  • Nadughi – 120 g
  • Mint – 10 g
  • Sulguni cheese – 200 g



Melt Sulguni cheese in hot water, flatten it out like Lavash on a plate, spread Nadughi over top with minced mint and pepper, roll it up like a roll, slice it, and place it on a plate. Pour the melted cheese water over the sliced cheese with pepper and adjika.

Where to taste the best Gebzhalia in Tbilisi?

At Bread and Wine in Tbilisi, we believe that food is more than just sustenance – it’s an experience. That’s why we take great pride in our Gebzhalia dish, which is a staple of Georgian cuisine. Our chefs are passionate about using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to create a dish that is true to its Georgian roots.

When you visit Bread&Wine, we want you to feel like you’re taking a culinary journey through Georgia. Our Gebzhalia is just one of the many dishes that we offer, and we invite you to explore our menu and discover the rich flavors of Georgian cuisine. From savory soups and stews to delectable pastries and desserts, we have something for everyone.

So why not book your table today and experience the magic of Gebzhalia for yourself? Our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and to make your dining experience a memorable one. We can’t wait to welcome you to Bread and Wine and share our love of Georgian cuisine with you.