The Joy of Haloumi

I remember the first time I had haloumi. I was astonished that something so delicious could exist without me ever hearing about it before. It was at Moyses, one of my favourite restaurants of all time.


For a while I was intimated by the idea of frying cheese but it’s so good I just had to try. It turns out it’s actually rather easy.

You just need to heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan until it reaches a high temperature. Add your haloumi (cut 7mm thick). Fry each side until golden brown (about 20 secs per side). Then eat. It is so worth it. Fried cheese!



{3} Thoughts on “The Joy of Haloumi

  1. May I make you feel even better? Try marinating the cheese first and then fry it – it will be better than this! I tried doing it when I bought Halloumi for the first time and loved it – you can find the recipe on my blog:)

  2. Yum. Haloumi is wonderful.

    My favourite is the Zany Zeus brand. I love it barbecued with broad bean puree and lemon juice, served on toasted ciabatta. Summer. Yum.

    Oh, I make broad bean puree by blanching frozen broad beans in boiling water, chucking into iced water, shelling them, and then blitzing the bright green bits up with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in the food processor. It’s a bit like fresh hummus, I suppose..

  3. Evelin – Sounds great, I will try it next time.

    Anne – Thanks, I’ll keep an eye out for the Zany Zeus brand.

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