Cypriots are recognized all over the world for their sunny weather, their hospitality and of course for their rich gastronomic culture. Part of this culture is the making of possibly the most delicious cheese in the whole world, the Cypriot Halloumi. If you have always been wondering how you can make your own halloumi then you can simply read through this article.
The process to make Halloumi begins early in the morning with the milking of goats and sheep’s. The next step is to strain and heat the milk in big containers and you are ready to begin the process of clotting after adding the rennet. As soon as the clots take the form of a soft cheese, you need to separate it from the milk serum and lock it very tight in a big cloth. Then two boards made out of wood are required so you can press the cheese between them and then cut it into fairly manageable cubes.
Onwards by cooking the halloumi in the milk serum you give it its well known hard rubberlike texture. Afterwards whilst every piece is still warm scatter them with salt and mint, fold them in half and keep them in big containers of salted water.
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So since now you have learned the secrets of making the best cheese in the world, you should go out and buy some halloumi and integrate it into your lunch or dinner. You can bake it, grill it, fry it, flambé it, or have it like it is. Just enjoy it. From Cyprus with love.
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