Best Sulguni Cheese Substitutes


Here is the ultimate guide to all possible substitutes for Sulguni cheese, for when you have run out of it or can’t find it in stores near you. 

So, let’s get right into it. 

Best Sulguni Cheese Substitutes

The Best Sulguni Cheese Substitutes are- Mozzarella Cheese, Havarti Cheese.

They are discussed in detail here-

1. Mozzarella Cheese

Low moisture mozzarella is the most commonly recommended substitute for Sulguni cheese.

Though flavor-wise, mozzarella is milder in comparison, it shares similar texture and melting properties with Sulguni cheese, making it an ideal alternative.

It is also super easy to find mozzarella at stores near you. 

How to Substitute? 

You can replace Sulguni cheese with more or less the same amount of mozzarella cheese in any Sulguni cheese recipe. But to get closer flavors, especially in a Khachapuri recipe, it is best to mix in a tiny bit of feta cheese to the mixture.

Check out this Khachapuri recipe made with mozzarella cheese and feta, for when you can’t get your hands on Sulguni cheese – 

2. Havarti Cheese 

Havarti is a good option for Sulguni cheese substitute if you want a closer flavor profile.

Havarti offers the same acidic and salty flavor that Sulguni cheese does but on a milder note.

It is perfect for when you want to replace Sulguni cheese on a cheese board or in a salad or pizza.

How to Substitute? 

You can replace Sulguni cheese with equal portions of Havarti cheese. To get as close to the salty and rich flavor of the Sulguni cheese as possible, you can mix in some feta cheese into your recipes. 

Here is a fruit salad recipe with Havarti cheese that you could try instead of a Sulguni cheese salad – 

What Type of Cheese is Sulguni Cheese and What Does It Taste Like? 

Sulguni cheese is a Georgian cheese that could be made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or buffalo’s milk. It is a semi-firm cheese that falls in the pasta filata family of cheeses.

You might also see it being referred to as Georgian Pickle Cheese. It is most popularly used in Russian recipes or to make Khachapuri.

It tastes salty and acidic with tangy and sour notes.

There is also a milky taste to it. It is considered to be the finest of salty cheeses and can have a strong odor, which is reduced or removed once it is cooked or fried.

Bottom Line 

I hope this guide has helped you find the right cheese substitute for Sulguni cheese in your recipes. 

If you have any more queries or would like to share some substitutes or recipes of your own, it would be great to hear from you. 

Feel free to share this article with your family and friends who would like to try some exciting new cheese recipes. 

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About Amanda Jones

Amanda is a person with an eye for detail. She has been cooking since her childhood and loves to bake too. Recently, she's made the decision to pursue baking full-time and quit her 9 to 5 job. In the meantime, she still enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, especially when it comes time for special occasions like birthdays or holidays!