Halloumi

 
 
$7.95
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Size:
8.8 Oz
Milk Type:
Sheep
Flavor:
Mild
Texture:
Semi-Hard-Cheese
Wine Pairing:
Chianti
Country of Origin:
Cyprus
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Halloumi is a goats or sheep’s milk cheese, usually made in Cypress but popular throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. The cheese is packaged in a briny salt water bath, sometimes with fresh mint leaves. It’s recognizable by its layered appearance and its pure white color.

Cypriot cuisine uses Halloumi in many different ways. One unique characteristic of this cheese is that it has a higher than usual melting point, which allows it to be fried or grilled and will brown before it melts. This makes it a very popular ingredient in barbequing and always present in dishes with grilled meats. It is also a common choice for desserts and snacks, layering slices of the cheese with slices of watermelon make a wonderfully refreshing summer time snack.

If you’re looking for a beverage pairing, we again look to the cultural roots of this cheese, as it is often served as tavern food with an ice cold beer. 

 

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Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.

For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.

A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.

B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.

C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.

D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.

E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.

Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).

As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.

For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.

* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations

To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.

October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.