How to cook halloumi cheese

Discover BBC Good Food's best ways to cook halloumi and find easy recipes for this versatile Cypriot cheese. We like it grilled, griddled or pan-fried and served with fresh, contrasting flavours.

Points to remember:

  • If your block of halloumi has a seam keep the uncut edge perpendicular to the direction you are slicing - this will stop the pieces falling apart.
  • Cut the halloumi into 1cm thick slices and dry fry in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. 
  • You don't need to add oil when cooking halloumi as it has quite a high fat content.
  • Cook halloumi for 1-2 mins. When it starts to brown and crisp up turn the pieces over and cook on the other side for another minute or two.

Try our halloumi recipes:

Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad
Courgette & halloumi skewers
Halloumi & watermelon bulghar salad
All our halloumi recipes

For more information visit our halloumi glossary.

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