Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Do You Know Halloumi?
What Is Halloumi?
Halloumi is a traditional cheese from Cyprus, the island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Halloumi has a higher melting point than other cheese what makes it suitable for frying and grilling. You almost won't find any BBQ in Cyprus without the use of halloumi.
It is also very common in warm months, to eat halloumi together with watermelon. The juicy slices of the watermelon are quite refreshing while the slices of halloumi give the delicious taste.
Halloumi is also one of the dishes that are usually served within a Cyprus Meze and very often you also will see a few slices of halloumi accompanying a cold beer ordered in a taverna.
One of our son-in-laws introduced us to Halloumi..and then the other did too:)
I've jumped on the bandwagon.What I love about this cheese is that you can bake or grill it and it keeps it's shape..
It's lovely threaded on brochettes..and grilled..or grilled and served on a salad of your choice..
I used spinach..mixed greens,english cucumbers,red peppers,tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts..add your favorite vinaigrette and you're all set~