Halloumi cheese and the right recipe – level 1

01-03-2024 15:00

A former pilot Pantelis Panteli loses his job. He now makes traditional cheese in Cyprus.

The cheese is called Halloumi. It is popular worldwide. Panteli uses ewe’s milk. Ewe is a female sheep. Its milk tastes different. Panteli does not make a lot of cheese, but people love it. Most farmers use cow’s milk. They say that people in the world prefer cow’s milk.

Farmers worry about new rules. They delay them. The new rules will be in 2029. Some farmers want to change the cheese. But Panteli says no. He wants to keep Cyprus’s tradition alive.

Difficult words: traditional (something what exists for a long time), delay (to make late or slow), alive (not dead).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What makes Panteli's Halloumi cheese unique and how does he plan to preserve Cyprus's tradition?


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