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grannylyn65 Sat 10-Sep-16 08:14:54

Just got some for first time. Found quite rubbery and bland so what am I doing wrong???

Jane10 Sat 10-Sep-16 08:22:24

Nothing. It just is rubbery and bland!

Welshwife Sat 10-Sep-16 08:26:30

Did you eat it as is or grill/fry it? I usually slice it and pop it in a pan and make a sauce - Delia recipe. Can be nice as a starter - my friend always slices and pops hers on the barbecue.

Greenfinch Sat 10-Sep-16 08:27:24

Almost as tasteless as polenta !

BBbevan Sat 10-Sep-16 08:31:27

Slice and griddle. Eat with sliced griddled courgettes. One of my favourite things

Maggiemaybe Sat 10-Sep-16 08:38:26

I love halloumi. We cook it on the griddle too and have it with salad or with bacon for breakfast. I wouldn't say it's at all tasteless or bland, but it does have a delicate taste. And I even like the rubbery texture!

Gagagran Sat 10-Sep-16 08:50:47

Slice and grill it and serve with sweet chilli sauce. It is quite chewy though.

gettingonabit Sat 10-Sep-16 08:53:53

Halloumi is one of those foods I just don't "get". Like polenta, quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower rice, gluten free bread.

Riverwalk Sat 10-Sep-16 08:57:23

I love (squeaky) halloumi! There are loads of recipes including:


I fry in olive oil until golden brown.

I've never known it eaten uncooked - maybe some people do.

DanniRae Sat 10-Sep-16 09:04:09

No, don't like it at all. Squeaky and tasteless, but the rest of my family love it when it's cooked on the bbq. Mind you my taste buds are pretty useless nowadays so I need strong flavours.

gillybob Sat 10-Sep-16 09:30:37

We eats lots of Halloumi too. DGC love it and call it squeeky cheese . Delicious done on the griddle, BBQ or lightly fried .

Riverwalk Sat 10-Sep-16 09:47:00

Halloumi lovers in the lead ... grin

thatbags Sat 10-Sep-16 09:49:24

Er... what's halloumi? I'll go and look at river's link blush

Juggernaut Sat 10-Sep-16 09:53:24

We love Halloumi, delicious griddled then drizzled with sweet chilli sauce!

Going off thread just a tad......What does the cheese say when it sees itself in a mirror? 'Hallou Me'!

NonnaW Sat 10-Sep-16 09:55:18

Fell in love with this when we lived in Cyprus. My kids called it squeaky cheese too. Love it fried, grilled or uncooked with olives. Mmm, might need to get some now smile

gettingonabit Sat 10-Sep-16 09:56:47

grin jugger.

I'm old fashioned, me. I prefer cheese to be cheesy. Like Cheddar. Halloumi is like rubber. I don't really " get " Camembert, either. Particularly baked.

Witzend Sat 10-Sep-16 10:10:42

Slice and fry or grill it. Delish with cherry tomatoes and maybe some cucumber. I often have just that for lunch.

I first came across it when living in Cyprus, too. I will only buy Cypriot halloumi - have occasionally bought from elsewhere and it wasn't nearly as nice.

Ruthyo Sat 10-Sep-16 10:58:48

Sliced and griddlled then served with couscous and roasted Meditteranean veg! Yummy!

annodomini Sat 10-Sep-16 11:12:54

I had a halloumi 'burger' recently. It really is like chewing rubber - though I don't do that very often - and seems to have no detectable flavour of its own: rather like tofu, it takes on the taste of the other ingredients, like chilli, so I don't really see the point of it.

Humbertbear Sat 10-Sep-16 12:00:48

We love griddled halloumi with asparagus. We also griddle or shallow fry, chop up and add to salads. It's also great on a portobello mushroom in a bun. Tasteless? It's divine!

Neversaydie Sat 10-Sep-16 12:05:14

I find it curiously addictive ...

hildajenniJ Sat 10-Sep-16 12:09:59

I love halloumi cheese. It's great with Mediterranean dishes and north African food.

Irma Sat 10-Sep-16 13:25:46

I love halloumi, cooked on griddle

Grannyknot Sat 10-Sep-16 13:59:20

This thread could be called "Foods I don't get".

I don't get ... croissants. They always collapse when you try to cut or tear them. They're just flim flam.

Maybe I need to go to France to be converted grin

But I do like haloumi. I griddle it and add it to salads.

grannylyn65 Sat 10-Sep-16 14:17:50

Ok, will get griddling and frying !! Ta grin