Tashkent is known for its diverse culinary scene, but one restaurant has recently carved out a niche of its own. Syrovarnya, a Russian restaurant with branches in Moscow and Krasnodar, has expanded its reach to Tashkent, bringing a unique cheese-centric dining experience to the city.
Syrovarnya, meaning cheese factory, proudly boasts the title of being the only project in Tashkent with its own cheese production. Professional cheese makers use Italian technology to produce five soft cheese varieties: mozzarella, burrata, stracciatella, caciotta, and ricotta. These cheeses make their way into an array of dishes that make a really gouda experience!
From grilled halloumi to ricotta pancakes and cottage cheese dumplings, Syrovarnya is a real treat for cheese lovers like me. For those seeking more traditional options, the restaurant offers wood-fired pizzas, cheese-infused pasta, and tasty cheesecakes. The menu also features an assortment of cheese salads, including beetroot with goat cheese, ricotta and raspberry, and mozzarella with grilled vegetables.
If cheese is not your thing, they have other options like soups, kebabs, and other main meals. Russian beetroot soup borscht served with cream is our favourite dish there. While the prices at Syrovarnya may be relatively high compared to other dining establishments in the area, the quality of both the food and service justifies the cost.
For cheese enthusiasts looking to take a piece of Syrovarnya home with them, the restaurant also offers a selection of cheese for takeaway.