Halloumi cheese and the right recipe – level 3

01-03-2024 15:00

Amid a legal battle over the ingredients of Cyprus’s famous Halloumi cheese, former airline pilot Pantelis Panteli has emerged as a champion of tradition.

After losing his job, Panteli turned to cheese-making, exclusively using ewe’s milk despite industry trends favoring cow’s milk. His ‘Kouella’ brand has gained popularity despite limitations on production. The debate over Halloumi’s ingredients has sparked protests among farmers and concerns about production capacity. Authorities aim to delay full compliance with new regulations until 2029.

While some argue for a blend of milk to cater to international tastes, others, like Panteli, advocate for preserving the traditional recipe, emphasizing the unique flavor of ewe’ milk.

Difficult words: ewe (a female sheep), compliance (conforming to rules or regulations), cater (provide food and drink).

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