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In this article we will closely examine all the health and nutritional benefits of halloumi cheese and a few, delicious ways to introduce it in your diet.
Halloumi is widely known as the trademark cheese of Cypriot cuisine and the main export product of the island. But what do you know about its production process and its serving secrets?
The PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) certification for halloumi cheese is now formally implemented and the cheese-making sector is more than ready.
Rigorous preparations are underway in the occupied territories for the purpose of halloumi exports that will commence autumn 2021, according to an article in Kıbrıs newspaper, entitled “They’re rolling up their sleeves for halloumi”.
The Government of Cyprus is currently studying an action plan that will assist all the Cyprus key export products, in order to address the decrease in exports and the increase in the trade deficit observed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The dairy products of Cyprus and especially the halloumi cheese, are considered the type of food that defines our identity as people, they have their own hidden history, which has marked the history of the country throughout the centuries. The Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum announces the release of the publication: "The Dairy Culture of Cyprus: History-Traditions-Folklore". This volume is co-published with the help of Charalambides Christis company.
The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Costas Kadis appeared particularly optimistic and reassuring during his statements to the CNA (Cyprus News Agency), in Limassol, regarding the discussions and apprehensions that followed the announcement of the implementation date on the decision for the halloumi registration as a Protected Destination of Origin (PDO) product.
Despite the 7-year long wait regarding Halloumi’s special protection trademark, the greatly desired status ensuring the country’s product origin and uniqueness, is postponed due to legal arrangements.
Traditionally in Cyprus, halloumi is enjoyed sliced with watermelon or in a sandwich. It is always on the family table with every meal. When heated, culinary worlds open up to this rare Cyprus cheese. Once grilled or fried, the cheese's saltiness fades into a strong, savoury bite with a slightly creamy texture. Grilled or fried, Halloumi is truly delicious and exceptional.
Charalambides Christis was and always will be a major ambassador of Cyprus tradition when it comes to taste. Visit us at www.halloumicheese.eu to learn about the history of halloumi as it goes way back in time and find amazing recipes!