All About Halloumi Cheese!


Halloumi Cheese is perfect for grilling or pan-frying; it’s salty and squeaky in the best way possible. Learn all about what it is, how to prepare it, and the best recipes to use it in. You’ll be enjoying this versatile cheese for many meals to come.

What is Halloumi?

Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese, originating from the island of Cyprus. It’s a semi-soft cheese made from a mixture of goat and sheep’s milk. It can also be made with cow’s milk.

What does it taste like?

It's a semi-firm cheese. 

It's pan-fried or grilled to have a soft, melty inside but it keeps its shape - which makes it super unique!

It's salty, from the brine it's in, which mellows out when it cooks.

How to Cook

First, pat the block of halloumi dry. It comes with mint leaves, which are perfectly fine if they stay on the block.

How to Cook

Next, slice either the long way or the short way. You can even cube it for kebabs.

How to Cook

Brush oil on each side of the slices. On a preheated pan over medium-high heat, sear each side for 1-2 minutes.

Enjoy Immediately!

Because of its unique texture, it's best served immediately after cooking while the center is still gooey and warm. 

It can turn rubbery when cool.

What to Eat with Halloumi Cheese


On a sandwich!

With grilled veggies!

Often served with watermelon in Cyprus, try it in place of feta.

It's excellent on salads in general!

On kebabs!