Tbilisi to Open Cheese Museum

TBILISI – A cheese museum will open in Tbilisi later this year, according to cheese researcher and museum curator, Ana Mikadze-Chikvaidze.

“I travelled all over Georgia and started collecting information on different types of indigenous cheese from different parts of the country. I looked for information in the museum storages. Naturally, this gives us the reason to take an honorable place among the world’s cheese museums,” said Mikadze-Chikvaidze.

Cheese production in Georgia dates back nearly 3,000 years. Mikadze-Chikvaidze has gone to great length to preserve various artifacts, including 2,800 year old ceramic milk vessels from Georgia’s ancient capital, Mtskheta.

The ministry of culture, city hall and the tourism department are currently taking part in the museum’s development process.

By Ana Alkhalaia

Edited by Nicholas Waller

26 February 2016 18:53