Culture & History

Step into the rich tapestry of Chella's history, an extraordinary journey that spans almost 3000 years, originating in the rich history of Georgia. As Chella finds its new home in Vancouver, BC, let's explore the roots that make it not just a snack but a symbol of tradition and hospitality.

In the 8th century BC, Churchkhela, also known as Chella, made its debut, marking nearly three millennia of culinary heritage.

Passed down through generations, the art of crafting Chella has become a cherished family tradition, connecting us to the kitchens of our ancestors.

Chella transcends mere sustenance; it's a gift of warmth and camaraderie. Bestowed during holidays and special events, Chella symbolizes hospitality and friendship.

Unwrap the layers of tradition as you delve into the stories woven into each recipe, a testament to the enduring spirit of sharing.

Born as a method to preserve fruits and nuts for harsh winters, Chella became the perfect companion for ancient travelers embarking on long journeys.

Its longevity, lasting up to 6 months, made it the portable sustenance for nomads, travelers, and warriors across the Black Sea.

After millennia of being tucked away in the folds of Georgia's history, Chella has found a new home in Vancouver, BC. Handcrafted with care, Chella is now available across Canada and the USA, inviting you to taste the legacy and embark on a journey through time.