Halloumi (חלומי)

Grilled Halloumi

Grilled Halloumi

Halloumi is a white, chewy, salty cheese originally from Cyprus.  It can be made from goat, sheep, or cow’s milk, but these days it is usually made from cow’s milk.   I think my favorite thing about halloumi is that it makes a funny sweeky noise when you chew it!  What’s also neat is that you can grill it.  It has a very high melting point so you can cut it into cubes or slices and grill it over a hot pan or grill.  It will give a nice crunchy exterior and creamy interior.  It’s kind of like eating a hot mozzarella stick without the breading : )

For more info, see the English or Hebrew wikipedia pages on Halloumi.

I recommend this salad to serve as a base for your grilled halloumi, along with a glass of refreshing white wine.

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