Halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, and sometimes also cow's milk. Halloumi can be fried until brown without melting, owing to its higher-than-normal melting point and so this makes it an excellent cheese for frying or grilling or fried and served with vegetables, or as an ingredient in salads. It is often garnished with mint to add to the taste. Traditionally, the mint leaves were used as a preservative, this practice arising from the serendipitous discovery that halloumi kept better and was fresher and more flavoursome when wrapped with mint leaves. In accordance with this tradition, many packages of halloumi contain fragments of mint leaves on the surface of the cheese.
Cypriot Halloumi Cheese 200g
Cypriot semi-hard cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk