Halloumi (pronounced ha-loo-mee), a centuries old cheese, originates from Cyprus, but it and similar cheeses are also popular in Greece and throughout the Middle East.

This salty, un-ripened cheese has a high melting point which lends itself to pan-frying, grilling and barbecuing – when cooked a crisp crust forms on the outside with the inside softening and becoming deliciously chewy. Best eaten while still warm.

Halloumi is a favourite summer cheese and because of its versatility is much loved by vegetarians – our halloumi is made using vegetable rennet.

Try halloumi with the following foods: chilli; lemons; mint; parsley; olive oil; olives; pita bread; and tomatoes.

Try halloumi with the following beverages: sparkling white wines and Champagne; aromatic whites such as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc; and medium-bodied reds such as Pinot Noir, Grenache and Shiraz.

NZ Champions of Cheese Awards – Gold Medal 2016, Silver Medal 2015

We also have Manuka Smoked Halloumi and Smoked Chipotle Halloumi.

Recipes using Origin Earth Halloumi.

Currently this product is not available to buy online.

Nutritional Information (calculated)

Ingredients: Hawke’s Bay cows’ milk, vegetable coagulant, brine.

Serving size: 28g

Average per serving:
Energy 298kJ
Protein 5.4g
Fat 6g
- saturated 4.2g
Carbohydrates 4.2g
Sodium 316mg
Calcium 138mg

Nutritional values vary seasonally