Halloumi or Haloumi is a Cypriot cheese which can be made from goat's milk or a combination of goat's milk and cow milk.
Traditional halloumi is semicircular in shape, about the size of a large wallet, weighing 220-270g. The fat content is approximately 25% wet weight, 47% dry weight with about 17% protein.
Its colour is white and its main characteristic is that it does not melt at high temperatures when baked or fried.
Turkish Cypriots have adopted it and call it hellim.