Newest Review: ... starter for a meal. Even if you are not a cheese lover, I would recommend giving Halloumi cheese a go as I think you will be pleasantly su... more
Member Name: Helsieboo
Advantages: Tasty, easy to cook
Disadvantages: It squeeks and isn't the healthiest
Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese, traditionally made from Goat or Sheep milk. It's a white cheese, with a salty flavour and is often served fried or grilled as it does not melt. You can find it in most supermarkets, amongst all the other foreign cheeses, middle eastern food shops and increasingly, corner shops! It normally costs in the region of £2-3 for a block of 200grams.
Halloumi has a salty taste and a slightly rubbery texture and often 'squeaks' when you bite into it. I often fry a few slices in olive oil and serve with salad for a light lunch at the weekends - this gives the outside a lovely crunch when you bite into it. It's also a great dish to serve to your vegetarian friends - with salad for a light lunch or starter, or pop a slice into a burger pub with a portebello mushroom for an alternative type of veggie burger. It's also absolutely wonderful on the barbecue - the smokey flavour setting it off beautifully, with a squeeze of lemon. It's wonderfully easy to cook and prepare Halloumi, as you just grill or fry it, with mimimal effort and preparation.
Halloumi is filling, so for a light lunch, I find that 3 slices, just under half a centremetre thick is plenty, served with salad. It's also high in calories, so it certainly isn't something to be eaten everyday. I estimate that a serving is probably 75-80grams.
Calorie and Nutrition Values (per 100g)
(Taken from weightlossresources)
Summary: Delicious and a treat