Halloumi hails from Cyprus. It is a white, firm cheese with a slightly springy texture. Halloumi undergoes a poaching process while it is being made, where it is poached in its own whey at a high temperature. This creates a resistance to melting making it an ideal cheese to grill or crisp in a pan. When cooked, it becomes beautifully crispy on the outside while retaining a soft texture on the inside.
We make our Halloumi with pure ewe’s milk which results in a light, sweet flavour. We dry salt the cheese before packaging it which creates a mild, salty finish.
We love our Halloumi. It’s incredibly versatile and an excellent substitute for meat. It works well in a curry, stars on bbq skewers, adds a nice touch to a cooked breakfast and creates some of the best summertime salads.
Take a look at some Halloumi Recipes that will set your taste buds tingling.
Golden grilled halloumi and vegetable sandwich, Great Southern style
Watermelon and Halloumi Salad