By Tika Bujiashvili
On November 6 Tbilisi hosted annual Georgian Cheese Festival at Rose Square. More than 45 companies introduced locally produced different kinds of cheese, accompanied with Georgian wine and honey. As Ana Mikadze, a Head of Cheese Producer’s Association of Georgia, said Cheese House had introduced 101 kinds of cheese. Cheese Cake was cut by The Minister of Agriculture of Georgia. The first piece of the cheese cake was given to a man, who had eight children.
The main goal of the Festival was to focus on showcasing products from young farmers who are motivated and seek to reproduce Georgian cheese recipes that were either long forgotten or lost. Participants of the Festival were from all parts of Georgia.
The Ansamble Balada helped the fest to be more entertaining by singing Georgian songs. The festival was well organized and it really became as a public fest. In the end of the Fest, the members of Balada sang some Georgian songs with people.
The cheese festival was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia.
This video is not good quality, but it’s worth watching as it shows emotions of the Fest-really Tbilisian emotions.
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