Grilling Cheese

We know what you’re thinking: “Wait, cheese on the grill? What a gooey, sticky mess!” And we get it:  a slice of cheddar or mozzarella would melt right through the grates. But thanks to a category of grilling cheeses including halloumi, berloumi, paneer, and coalho, to name a few, you can enjoy a cheese that sears and becomes crisp and charred on the outside, while remaining soft and almost squeaky on the inside. Halloumi, which hails from Cyprus, is perhaps the most widely-known grilling cheese and has a uniquely firm texture and high melting point, so it can stand up to all sorts of cooking methods: pan-frying, roasting, broiling, grilling, or frying. Halloumi is a registered trademark owned by the government of Cyprus as a protected Designation of Origin, so only those products made in certain parts of Cyprus can be called “halloumi”. Therefore, halloumi-style cheeses produced outside of Cyprus are often simply labeled “grilling cheese.” Our weekly sale from August 31st – September 6th features Kourella’s Grilling Cheese, so this is a perfect time to fire up the grill and give it a try! It’s a highly versatile dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a salad, a sandwich addition, or even drizzled with honey for a sweet-and-savory dessert!