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  • n. A traditional cheese from Cyprus, made from goat's and/or sheep's milk.


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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.


  • Don't, however, use Greek - or Turkish-made halloumi which is made from cow's milk only; it's unbearably salty and rubbery in texture, and provides little in the way of flavor.

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  • Their portfolio of original and creative ideas can include anything from an afternoon experiencing village life - sipping coffee and playing backgammon, or baking home-made olive pies and 'halloumi' bread - to a day following in the footsteps of Aphrodite, the legendary goddess of love and beauty and protectress of Cyprus, from the place where she rose from the waves, to breathtaking sites where she was worshipped.

  • Julian Ridler opened some halloumi: Film plastic not recycled.

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  • I quite liked being a Bevan, am likely still to count myself a Bevan when it comes to the important things, like card-playing, BBQing (halloumi rather than hamburgers these days) and celebrating Christmas (this is a family where my 50-something parents still get stockings, a tradition the Buzasis will be adopting or I'm having my old name back permanently), but being a Buzasi has its benefits, too.

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  • Small box (background): couscous, carrot shaves and halloumi on lettuce, cherry tomatoes.

    Bento #276 « Were rabbits

  • Bringing out the not-so-bento box again with this one: Pita bread with halloumi, lettuce and tomatoes; potato croquettes, a container with ajvar dip, and a candy.

    Bento #274 « Were rabbits

  • Big box (foreground): More halloumi, Ajvar, cherry tomatoes, fried zucchini chips, baked potato wedges, and a piece of Knäck.

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  • Big box (foreground): More halloumi, Ajvar, cherry tomatoes, fried zucchini chips, baked potato wedges, and a piece [...]

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  • Close by is Elias Corner, which serves up whole fish, lamb chops and plates of soft halloumi cheese.

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  • Before 6pm, budget travellers have their pick from a crowd-pleasing menu of breakfast, brunch and light meals, such as eggs Benedict, potted Cromer crab with soda bread and a watermelon salad, Italian bread salad and grilled halloumi.

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