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A question about a recipe: Halloumi and Prosciutto Panini

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What is Halloumi Cheese and where can I find some? Sounds good.

asked by Chillimac about 5 years ago
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added about 5 years ago

It is a firm Greek cheese, usually make with goat and sheep milk. It's not crumbly, like Feta, but not soft, like chevre. I think it's traditionally grilled (without oil) in a skillet, and becomes kinda pliable, not so much stringy, like melted mozarella, but boingy and soft. It's pretty salty, so is good in combination with other things. I first had it in a sort of pilaf with couscous and dried apricots. If you've ever ordered saganaki at a Greek restaurant, that's halloumi.

You can find it at Greek or ethnic markets.

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ChefJune

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added about 5 years ago

Actually, Saganaki is not made with Halloumi, it's traditionally made with Kasseri.

Halloumi is native to Cyprus, and is always served grilled. I can't imagine it in a panini with Prosciutto. Both of them are SO salty!

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SKK
added about 5 years ago

Halloumi can be found at any major grocery chain in the cheese section.

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ChefJune

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added about 5 years ago

then you know something I don't, SKK. I've only found it in specialty cheese shops or in markets in Greek neighborhoods.

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SKK
added about 5 years ago

Here in Seattle Whole Foods and QFC carries it. Also have seen it at Costco at times.

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added about 5 years ago

Try Trader Joe's. You grill it and it remains firm. Serve hot and enjoy!!!!!! It is good with pepper jelly and fruit.

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