Barbari bread is the most common style baked in Iran and has a rich history that takes us back to the time of the Barbars in Ancient Persia, a group of people living in Khorasan near the Eastern borders of Iran. It was baked by the Barbar people and brought to Tehran, becoming popular during the Qajar period. You may also hear it being called Tabrizi bread due to its close ties with the city of Tabriz.
This traditional Persian flatbread’s golden colour and soft pillowy peaks make it ideal for the perfect panini or a wide array of sandwiches. In Iran, it is customary to enjoy it with Tabriz cheese, a sheep’s milk cheese similar to feta for the most authentic taste experience.