On February 27th 2020, the Gastronomic Association of Georgia have introduced the primary results of the very first scientific research on the tradition of authentic pastry Khachapuri in Georgia
at the exhibition hall of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.
The conference has covered all areas of the country’s signature dish including its tradition, history, national identity aspect, centuries-old gastronomy achievements and its continuous evolutionary process. No less important is the promotion of Georgian gastronomy’s iconic dish as a new tourism
product internationally aimed to contribute to the further development of the country’s gastronomic culture worldwide.
One of the highlights on this path came on the back of an initiative by Gunda LTD company led by Nana Dolidze & Levan Qoqiashivili; as the result, on January 22, 2019, the tradition of making Khachapuri received the status of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia. As such, Khachapuri became the important addition to the list, as the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation inscribed its production on the roster.
Also during the conference at the Parliamentary Library, to reinforce the efforts, the Gastronomic Association of Georgia has proposed an initiative to announce National Khachapuri Day on February 27 to celebrate Georgia’s all-time signature food as well as to promote its recognition internationally.
The same people and organizations are involved and work to put Khachapuri tradition in Georgia to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list of humanity.