I guess you can figure out my theme for the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge. That’s right, it’s cheese! I hope you enjoy these posts!
“H” is for HALLOUMI
Something a little different today. Halloumi is mostly made from goat’s and sheep’s milk, and originated in Cyprus. Its texture is similar to that of mozzarella or thick feta, except that it has a strong, salty flavor from a brine preserve. When you cook Halloumi, the saltiness is removed and the cheese is very creamy.
Halloumi is an essential part of a Cyprus Meze and often offered in warm weather, as an accompaniment to watermelon and cold beer. The photo above is grilled Halloumi. It also can be fried, or sliced into a salad. To grill it, just slice into 1/2-inch thick slices, brush with olive oil, and grill for a few minutes on each side. The outside will be crispy and the inside will be soft and melted. Enjoy your meal with gladness and health!