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- n. A traditional cheese from Cyprus, made from goat's and/or sheep's milk.
From Greek χαλλούμι, derived from the Greek word “almi” – salty water. The name probably linked with the salty brine which accompanies the cheese and adds to its better preservation. Although may also be from Coptic ialom. (Wiktionary)