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.

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