Slices of grilled halloumi on a cutting board

Grilled halloumi is a cheese lover’s dream. But you might be asking, how in the heck can you grill cheese without it melting through the slats and making a huge mess? Well, turns out it’s a thing and it’s totally possible.

Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened, brined goat and sheep’s milk cheese (although it can be made with cow’s milk as well). It has a higher melting point that most cheese, and that high melting point that makes it great for the grill and perfect for so many light summer meals.

A block of halloumi cheese

How to Grill Halloumi Cheese

Prepping and grilling your halloumi cheese

Just slice the block of cheese into thick pieces – about 1/3 inch – so they don’t fall apart on the grill. It’ll sound squeaky as the knife goes through it, kind of like chewing cheese curds which is always fun.

Slices of halloumi cheese ready to grill

Heat your grill or grill pan to medium-high and throw the cheese on a for about three minutes per side until those lovely golden brown char marks appear. Remove from the grill and serve – it’s that simple!

Slices of warm halloumi being cooked on the grill

The result is a warmed, salty, chewy-hard cheese perfect for all kinds of uses – but especially as a base for this bruschetta or thrown into this simple grilled peach summer salad.

The possibilities seem endless really. Add halloumi to some vegetable skewers and grill it that way, make a cheese sandwich out of it maybe with some fresh pesto, chop it up small and add to a summer grain salad, place it on top of a Portobello burger for one heck of a vegetarian option.

Whatever you do, just make sure to grill some halloumi this summer!

Slices of grilled halloumi cheese

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 11 mins

How to Grill Halloumi Cheese

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Did you know you could grill a big hunk of cheese?! Halloumi has an incredibly high melting point, making it perfect for grilling. The result is a warmed, salty, chewy-hard cheese perfect for all kinds of uses. Here's how to do it.

Ingredients

  • Halloumi cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat outdoor grill or stove-top grill pan over medium-high heat/flame, about 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the halloumi into approximately 1/4-1/3 inch slices.
  • Once hot, place the halloumi on the grill. Flip each slice after about 3 minutes, or once golden brown grill marks appear. Grill on other side then remove from grill. It's done!
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