Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened brined cheese from Cyprus. It’s made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk and tastes like a mixture of fresh Mozzarella and feta. It has a high melting point, which makes it an ideal candidate for grilling or frying.
Grilled Halloumi is a delicacy – the browned, crusty exterior, the soft, gooey interior and the intensely savory flavor all combine to make it a wonderful snack or appetizer. You can serve grilled Halloumi on toasted bread slices brushed with olive oil, or as a topping for a tossed salad. You can sprinkle it with herbs prior to grilling. Personally, I think it’s wonderful all by itself.
- 1 (8 oz) package halloumi cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Slice the halloumi block into eight (1 oz) slices.
- Brush the halloumi slices with olive oil on both sides.
- Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat, about 5 minutes. If you don't own a grill pan, a regular nonstick pan will work, although the fried cheese won't look as pretty without the grill marks.
- Place the cheese slices in the pan (work in two batches if necessary). Cook 3 minutes on each side, until crisp and browned. Serve immediately.