Halloumi Cheese

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Halloumi cheese is a white cheese, traditionally made from sheep's and goat's milk. The cheese with its typical layered texture has a salty flavour, which comes from the brine that is used for preservation. Oftentimes you will be able to find halloumi cheese garnished with mint, which is, besides for the taste, also used as a sort of conservation cause of its anti-bacterial effect. Because of its higher melting point than other cheese, Halloumi cheese is a suitable cheese for frying and grilling. Thus you will find the use of grilled Halloumi in a lot of recipes.

Originally from Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, Halloumi cheese can be bought nowadays in most delicatessen shops around the world. Just be aware, the industrial produced Halloumi today might contain, in addition to the sheep and goat milk, a percentage of cow milk, which reduces the cost of production. A side effect is the big influence on the taste as well as on the grilling effect.

Nevertheless, the best result in taste you will experience when preparing halloumi on a grill rather than in a fry pan and I would even recommend the use of a charcoal grill for optimal results. Weber grills are regarded to have the best quality in the business. Thus, if you are looking to buy a grill, go ahead and buy a Weber grill, care for yourself and for everyone you prepare Halloumi for. You won’t regret it.

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