Sheki’s residents are renowned for their sweet tooth and anyone visiting Sheki mustn’t miss visiting local sweet shops. The city’s most famous sweet is halva, a local variation of pakhlava made of layers of rice dough lattices stuffed with ground nuts, syrup, spices and saffron. Neatly wrapped boxes of halva make a great gift to take home, but why not try your hand at making some? Several traditional sweet shops in town offer halva-making masterclasses with local pastry chefs unravelling closely kept family recipes dating back hundreds of years.
Masterclasses can be arranged through private guides or the Sheki Destination Management Organisation.