Meskhetian Khachapuri (Meskhetian-Style Georgian Cheese Bread)

Georgian Cheese Bread (Meskhetian Khachapuri)
Store-bought all-butter puff pastry is the key to getting this triple-cheese bread on the table in under an hour.Simon Bajada

Georgian bakers typically achieve this cheese-filled flatbread's light and airy texture using a simple, unleavened dough that is stretched paper-thin, then layered with melted butter like strudel or phyllo. But according to Carla Capalbo, from whose book, Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus, this recipe was adapted, a ready-made, all-butter puff pastry is a quick and toothsome substitute. To approximate the texture and flavor of the local Georgian cheese, a mixture of mozzarella, feta, and Emmental or Jarlsberg is used.

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