The island’s most famous cheese – Halloumi – is a delicious and versatile product that has a distinctive texture and is fantastic both cold and cooked. Despite mass production, it is still being made the traditional way in villages all around the island and can be made at home by local producers who know the art of making it. Halloumi was first created in Cyprus 1500+ years ago, during the Byzantine era.This white, semi-hard cheese is traditionally prepared with a precise quantity of goat or sheep’s milk. We went out and selected the best of the country’s home local producers so expect to be greeted with the best hospitality Cyprus is known for and some Halloumi!