Halloumi is the traditional white cheese of Cyprus which has been produced by the island for centuries. It is a semi-hard cheese prepared from sheep's, cow's or goat's milk and rolled in wild mint. And, it lays claim to being the world's most fascinating cheese.
It has a distinct and pleasant flavor and a soft springy texture that makes it versatile to cook with. You can grill it, you can grate it, you can fry it, have it with pasta, in a salad with Greek dressing, on a kebab, with ham or fried eggs or you can simply enjoy it as it comes.
Halloumi is a cheese of almost endless variety. Yet whatever you decide to do with it, it always retains its shape and texture.
You can find Halloumi cheese in all major supermarkets and delicatessens. Try the following Halloumi recipes. They will help you realize its unique flavor and versatility.
Halloumi and Chilli
Grilled Halloumi and Aubergine Sandwich with Spinach and Olive Oil dressing
Seared Halloumi and Fig Salad
Halloumi and Herb Triangles
Halloumi and Red Peppers, Capers, and Olive Oil Dressing