Cheese is the one thing in my life that has never, ever let me down. I know I'm being slightly dramatic, but I don't care. If you're hungry, cheese feeds you. If you're sad, it consoles you. If you needed clothes, you could probably use some cheese slices to protect your modesty. It's the best thing in the world, and I will forever be grateful to whoever decided to let milk go rotten and then eat the mould. Okay, I'm not exactly sure how cheese is made but I reckon that's not far off.
Anyway, one of the best cheeses (apart from Crumbly Lancashire) is halloumi. The squeaky cheese shouldn't be as damn delicious as it is, but that's the beauty of it.
Someone's decided to cash in on this particularly tasty cheese, and has made a pop-up restaurant centered around it. Sadly, it's only open for a week though.
The idea behind it is absolutely genius. The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) has come up with the restaurant idea in an attempt to showcase their national cheese and as a result, entice people to visit the island.
Orestis Rossides, UK Director of CTO, said: "Halloumi is Cyprus' most popular cheese and we're so excited to be able to bring a key element of Cypriot culture to our pop up venture with 100 Hoxton."
Executive chef, Francis Puyat, has come up with the menu, and it's a sight for sore eyes.
- Halloumi and cauliflower fritters with a lime pickle yoghurt (£6)
- Freshly grilled courgette and halloumi salad with fennel, pine nuts, harissa, honey & lemon (£7)
- Chargrilled halloumi flatbread with butternut & dukkah spices (£6)
- Crumbed halloumi fingers with a tomato chilli jam (£6)
- Halloumi ice cream (£5)
The ice cream sounds weird, but I'm intrigued.
Mate, I'm so hungry now.
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