Halloumi cheese: the cheese that does not melt!


Halloumi cheese is incredibly tasty and versatile. Find out everything about this particular cheese here.

Halloumi cheese: introduction

  • Halloumi is a specialty of many Mediterranean countries and probably comes from Egypt or Arabia. Especially in Greece, Turkey or Lebanon , the cheese enjoys great popularity. The name Halloumi comes from the British, because in the colonial period the British brought the cheese from Cyprus to Australia.
  • Halloumi is special because, unlike most other cheeses, it does not melt when heated . This is due to the high pH of more than 5.9 . This is due to the fact that no lactic acid is added to the cheese during production and the enzyme activity of the lab is stopped.

Halloumi cheese: making

  • For the production of Halloumi milk and cream are heated at about 36 degrees . Then mix with salt and water mixed rennet so that the milk is thick after about 45 minutes.
  • Now the curd is cut up and reheated, the whey is poured through a sieve and the cheese substance is squeezed out and shaped.
  • Now let the cheese rest and boil it in whey for 10 minutes . Finally, the cheese is sprinkled with salt on one side and often covered with mint leaves, which prolongs the shelf life.

Halloumi cheese: taste

Halloumi cheese is very spicy and firm . In this he differs from the mozzarella, which he otherwise resembles in terms of consistency.

Halloumi cheese: nutritional / healthy

  • Calories: 322 (100 g)
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 21.9 g
  • Fat: 25.2 g

Halloumi cheese has 43% fat i. Tr. and is therefore not a low-calorie or low-fat cheese . In a diet, you should rather avoid the cheese or eat small portions of it.

Halloumi cheese: recipes / use

  • In Cyprus Halloumi is eaten for breakfast with fried eggs or omelette . The cheese is also suitable as a filling for pasta, for example, for which it can also be used as a grated cheese.
  • Generally Halloumi is a true all-rounder that fits almost every meal. Whether cold with salads and bread or warm with meat and vegetables.
  • You can buy Halloumi in many supermarkets as well as in the Turkish or Arabic grocery store .