Salty, mellow and tangy with a bouncy texture that melts to a springy squeaky, sweet, caramelised onion taste as the milk sugars or lactose oozes out and brown in the pan. Halloumi is the main ingredient in the Cypriot breakfast, starter or lunch served along side fresh fruit especially melon and figs or with vegetables.
To bring out its best and ideally you need a good local retailer or mail order company so you can buy cheese when you need it rather than having to store it then you need to regularly check the smell, texture and taste as it will keep changing. A simple rule is “if it gets really sticky and sweaty unwrap it and let it breathe. If it starts to dry out and crack wrap it in plastic wrap”.
We are brought up on mother's milk because milk contains everything we need to sustain life - calcium for the development of bones and prevention of osteoporisis, essential minerals and vitamins and fats to help us grow.