or ha·lou·mi

[ huh-loo-mee ]
/ həˈlu mi /


a salty cheese originating in Cyprus and made from sheep’s or goat’s milk: often grilled or fried because it melts very slowly.

Origin of halloumi

< Egyptian Arabic < Arabic ḥalūm, probably from ḥaluma ‘to be mild’
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/ (həˈluːmɪ) /


a salty white sheep's-milk cheese from Greece or Turkey, usually eaten grilled

Word Origin for halloumi

probably from Arabic haluma be mild
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