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Learn to make Khachapuri and Dolma in a private online class!
5.0 (4 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English, Russian or Georgian
Your host Lasha and Elene
Lasha and his mom are excited to teach guests how to make Imeretian Khachapuri, a traditional Georgian bread and Dolma, stuffed vine leaves from family recipes! Lasha quit his corporate job five years ago to live a more active and fulfilling life. Today, he runs a guest house, is a tour guide and offers cooking classes along with his mother, Elene. Elene is a great cook and has served as a chef for hundreds of events and banquets, cooking traditional Georgian cuisine. She learned to cook from her mother, mother-in-law and late husband. Lasha fondly remembers helping his mother in the kitchen as a child, and so he saw fit that they host together, doing something they are both so passionate about. Lasha and Elene are excited to cook, eat and share stories of Georgian customs and traditions with guests!
Learn about the fascinating the delicious cuisine of Georgia, nestled between Turkey and Russia. You will learn how to make a traditional Georgian Khachapuri, a cheese-filled bread, as well as dolma, stuffed grape leaves
Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Georgian native and his mother
Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Tbilisi, Georgia (GMT+4))
Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
Travel from your own home and learn Georgian culinary traditions!
You will need a flat griddle or heavy skillet to cook your khachapuri
What will you cook together
Imeretian Khachapuri, a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread
Georgian Dolma, stuffed grape leaves
IngredientsSee Full Ingredient List
4 cups (1/2 kg) flour
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 ½ cup (0.4 l) water at 30 degrees C
4 tbsp oil
1 lb (1/2 kg) imeruli and/or sulguni cheese (can substitute with crumbled feta and/or shredded mozzarella)
Salt to taste
20 grape leaves (can substitute with cabbage leaves)
¾ lb ground beef
¼ lb ground pork
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 green plums
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped
Salt and paper to taste
Yogurt (optional) to dip
Sprinkling of cinnamon powder (optional)
Online Class Reviews
5.0 (4 Reviews)
Nancy Sarpolis 6 September 2020
"We truly enjoyed the virtual khachapuri and dolma cooking class with Lasha and Elene. Throughout the class, they monitored our progress and provided helpful advice. There were some ingredients that were difficult to find in the U.S. and UK, and they provided substitutions that were easy to find locally. We visited Georgia last year and this class brought back some wonderful memories through the traditional foods of the country."
Karen C.22 August 2020
"Lasha and Elene were lovely and patient with us. They consistently checked in on our progress and helped us fix our mistakes along the way so we still ended up with a successful and delicious dish! Thank you!"
Anonymous16 July 2020
"I had my reservations, if an online class could come near to the real thing. But in a time of travel restrictions it can provide a window to other places. Elene and Lasha were patient chefs. I would urge people to take this class. The "Khachapuri" is an ultimate comfort food. It tastes like a hug. "
Lori Shaw15 June 2020
"The class was so much fun! Lasha made us feel like we were part of the family! His mother was adorable and we were easily able to understand all of the steps. The class was authentic and Lasha even gave us a glimpse into Georgian lifestyle by showing us his home and a view of the countryside. We had a blast, and the food came out PHENOMENAL! I would recommend this class (and Lasha!) to anyone."
$30 initial guest
+ $18 each additional screen
HOW IT WORKS
Submit a request and get connected with your host
Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!