Halloumi is a unique cheese everyone should try at least once. Its defining characteristic is the unmeltable melt. Unlike most cheese, when Halloumi gets hot, it becomes hot and soft, but retains its shape. So much so, that it can be placed on a grill, and grilled like a burger, without changing shape or slipping through the grate.
Halloumi is an ancient cheese from the Mediterranean. One of its earliest mentions is in a 14th century Egyptian cookbook. This one is made in Cyprus of blended cow, goat, and sheep milk. Still produced in small batches, the curds are hand-filled into individual molds and turned by hand. After being hand-folded into a rectangular shape, each cheese gets a sprinkling of local mint, per tradition.
The best way to enjoy Halloumi is grilled on a grill or skillet. It becomes hot and soft and will develop attractive grill marks. It's texture is tender, and makes a great meat-subsitute for vegetarians. It's great on salad, bread, with jam or fruit. It can be the centerpiece of a dish, appetizer, or dessert.
Ingredients:pasteurized cow's, sheep's milk, goat's milk, salt, non-animal rennet, mint.