Halloumi is a favourite cheese of the Middle East, especially Lebanon.
This cheese is made from sheep’s milk and is a creamy, white cheese.
Its fibrous texture means that it melts in a way that allows it to retain its shape and is delicious fried.
It is generally less salty than feta, though it is also soaked in brine while being processed.
Halloumi is traditionally sliced then fried in olive oil and when crisp and slightly browned, scattered over salads or enjoyed with condiments and flat bread.
Fried, it’s also great as fingerfood dipped into Asian sweet chilli sauce.
TRY THESE DELICIOUS RECIPES
Fried green tomato and halloumi tapas
Grilled split pitas with hummus, halloumi and avocado
Spinach and halloumi parcels topped with roasted garlicky chicken