Nadughi with mint
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Since most dishes take a while until served, most Georgians take a special appetizer ensemble that is long established as a sort of local custom: plate of raw, fresh greens (green onions, herbs, radishes etc.), a plate of different cheese slices (goat cheese recommended), bread (Shoti) or cornbread (Mchadi), some boiled or fried vegetables with nuts and a jug of prefered wine. One of the most outstanding appetisers is – Nadughi. It is soft cottage cheese, similar to Italian ricotta cheese. Usually it is served rolled in the thin leaves of Sulguni (mild, elastic cheese with layers, similar to Italian mozzarella). Nadughi is served with some pomegranates and mint.