A mild, firm, white Cypriot cheese made from goats‘ or ewes’ milk, used especially in cooked dishes.
More example sentences
- A popular cheese is called halloumi (similar to feta), made from goat or sheep milk and often served in a sandwich of pita-style bread or cubed in salads.
- Cypriots use halloumi in many dishes although it's hard to beat eating it at source, with just fresh tomatoes and olives to balance the saltiness of the cheese.
- A popular food is halloumi, the traditional white cheese of Cyprus, which has been produced on the island for centuries.
1990s: from Egyptian Arabic ḥalūm, probably from Arabic ḥaluma 'to be mild'.
Definition of halloumi in:
- The British & World English dictionary