Published On: July 6, 2018

Flavor: Salty
Texture: Firm and chewy
Country: Cyprus
Noted for: “The Grilling Cheese”

Halloumi cheese is a sheep’s milk brined cheese, originating from the island of Cyprus and is extremely popular along the Mediterranean.

A one-of-a-kind cheese, Halloumi has a high melting point and is best when warmed, grilled or pan-fried. The exterior stays firm and slightly crisp, but the interior becomes soft and creamy smooth.

Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Serving tip: Cut Halloumi into thick slices and grill on a hot, well-oiled grill, just until grill marks appear. Stack the cheese slices between watermelon and tomato slices with basil and aged balsamic. Such a light and refreshing dish!

Having a backyard BBQ?  Serve something unexpected, try Halloumi in our deliciously easy Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Vegetable Skewers.

Why You’ll Love It

Origin: Cyprus
Flavor: Salty
Eat with: Watermelon slices or in a Caprese salad. Grill it with vegetables and serve over rice or couscous.
Drink with: A light, fruity Rosé.