The UK is the biggest consumer of
halloumi cheese outside of Cyprus,
with Waitrose customers buying
enough packs of halloumi last year
to stack 206 times the height of The
Shard in London and apparently
the equivalent weight of 33 London
buses. Originally from Cyprus, but
widely used throughout the middle
east, halloumi is a salty, brined cheese
traditionally made from the curd of
goat and sheep milk. Its high melting
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point makes it a perfect for grilling, frying
or baking. Being high in protein and
calcium, halloumi is also a good choice as
part of a balanced diet. Cypriots especially
like to eat it grilled with watermelon, as
the combination of the salty and sweet is
refreshing in the warm climate. It's a great
swap for bacon because of its saltiness.
You can also freeze it for up to a year
without it affecting the texture."
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