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Let's Go: Can I Make "Grilled Halloumi [Cheese]"?

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

I saw this recipe on the Food Network app and it looked good! The grill marks looked so nice on it, but it was hard to believe that I could grill cheese like that. Haha! :) I had seen Halloumi used on some cooking competition shows on the Food Network, but I had not tried it yet.

What is Halloumi?

"Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese traditionally made from goat's and sheep's milk, or a mixture of the two. Cow's milk is sometimes used. It's most appreciated as a grilling cheese because it maintains its shape when heated and grills well. Halloumi is moderately high in fat and a good source of protein. It's rich in calcium and is also a source of zinc, magnesium, vitamin A, and B vitamins."


What I used:

- Halloumi

- Tomatoes

(I had batch cooked some before)

- Cilantro

- Grill pan


I turned my grill pan on the stove on high until it was smoking hot. I cut the cheese into chunks.

Then I put the cheese on the grill...and wondering if there would be nice grill marks. Haha! :)

After 1 or 2 min., I flipped them! Wow! The grill marks looked really good!

I left them there for another minute or 2.

Then I put everything together!

RESULT: Success! :)

We are good at this! I was so proud of the grill marks and it was really good! Halloumi is firm, sort of like tofu and has a slight saltiness to it. It kind of tastes like feta too. I wouldn't have probably tried Halloumi without seeing that class.

It's also a quick little appetizer and it's fancy looking and slightly exotic, like taking a trip to Cyprus. :)

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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