Are there other cheeses which have similar properties to halloumi, like the fact that it doesn't melt easily and can be grilled, fried or barbequed?

  • my halloumi melts :(
    – dassouki
    Commented Jul 19, 2010 at 16:16
  • I'm not familiar with halloumi, but if you're looking for a cheese that won't melt, and holds up well (doesn't fall apart like feta), you might try ricotta salata.
    – Joe
    Commented Jul 20, 2010 at 0:51

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There is a Salvadorian cheese called "para fria" (for frying), tasty, salty.


Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) doesn't really melt and is often fried. Other cottage cheeses, and I suspect cheeses made with low-fat dairy, will have high melting points.

Yogurt-based cheeses (feta) don't melt much, but don't have a lot of structural integrity either.


The Wikipedia article above linked to farmer cheese, which linked to Queso Blanco, which is a Mexican farmer cheese that is also resistant to melting (although apparently there are different types that do melt). Flavor is sorta similar to halloumi, although I've only had one brand and flavors probably vary.

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