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Khachapuri Cheese Bread

Something like a cross between pizza and the best grilled cheese you ever had, this Khachapuri recipe is super simple to make. It's a great lunch or simple dinner. You can freeze the shaped Khachapuri either baked or unbaked for up o three months.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 6 large Khachapuri


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water 110F
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups to 3 bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces shredded Muenster cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded Smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter


  • Combine the yeast, sugar, and water in the bowl o your mixer.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes, or until foamy.
  • Add the oil, flour, and salt, mixing on low speed until a soft dough forms.
  • Knead on medium for 3 minutes by machine or 5 by hand. You want the dough to be smooth and elastic.
  • Transfer it to an oiled bowl, oil the top and cover with a tea towel.
  • Set in a warm spot to rise for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 500F.
  • Punch the dough down and divide in six pieces.
  • Roll each piece out into a circle about 1/.8-inch thick.
  • Spread with 1/12th of the cheese.
  • Tightly roll in one side of the dough about a third.
  • Do the same with the other side, leaving a 2-inch space in the center.
  • Pinch the ends together, creating a leaf shape. Twist to seal.
  • Sprinkle 1/12 of the cheese in the center.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese melts and crust is golden brown.
  • Add a little of the butter to the open center of each bread while it is hot.
  • Cool slightly before serving.