Grilled Halloumi Cheese

On our Afghani Food Tour, we learned that Halloumi cheese is great for grilling. We thought that would make a perfect snack that evening, since we had eaten all morning and afternoon on the tour so we weren't starving, but we needed a little something. The Halloumi we purchased is from Cyprus, from where this type of cheese traditionally comes. The package contained one large piece of cheese that seemed to have been folded in half and packaged with some flakes of mint and a little bit of brine. We unfolded it and split it into two pieces which we grilled in a teaspoon of olive oil on a skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side. The cheese did not melt but browned up nicely. The inside texture was firm, and it sort of squeaked when we bit into it. The taste was salty and mildly tangy. We enjoyed it simply grilled and eaten with a fork, but imagine it would be great on top of a salad or in any other way a cheese-lover could think of.

1 comment:

The Duo Dishes said...

It's great for grilling! Also good pan fried with lemon juice. Also good on crostini. :)