I have an unexpected day free due to a soap making course being cancelled, so I am making a new cheese, and I hope it turns out to be Halloumi.
Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese, usually made from either goat, sheep, or cows milk and made in such a way (no pun intended) that it does not melt when heated. It is delicious pan fried.
So the hunt for a recipe was on. All the cheese books I have do not list traditional recipes, and I was after the authentic cheese. Using YouTube, I cobbled together a basic, and I hope, authentic halloumi recipe. (I watched a great video about a Greek Cypriot lady and Turkish Cypriot lady making Halloumi/Helim by hand. http://youtu.be/9mDcpVAxLdY)
If it is successful, I will publish it here on the cheese blog, for all to use.
I will be videoing the cheese making session in the hope that it all turns out well and will post the tutorial on YouTube. Fingers crossed for a good outcome.
Also for those interested, I have been interviewed by Farmer Liz over at Eight Acres Blog as part of her Homestead Dairy series.
I realise that I don’t live on a homestead, or a dairy (but did live on one as a child), but she interviewed me about home cheese making.
Worth a visit; http://eight-acres.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/getting-started-with-homestead-dairy_30.html, and pop back here if you have any questions.