A semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or sheep's milk, or a combination. It has a mild salty flavour and lends itself beautifully to cooking due to its firm texture which is retained even when cooked and exposed to high temperatures.
In good supermarkets and speciality stores.
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Cut into slices - the halloumi should 'squeak' as it is cut into.
An unopened packet of halloumi will keep in the fridge for up to a year. Once opened store in salt water in the fridge.
Fantastic fried, grilled or barbecued. Added to salads or served with vegetables. Halloumi is often served with chopped mint to add flavour. Also goes well with finely chopped chilli.
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