White Gold: Cyprus’ Halloumi Cheese Entangled in Politics

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — Dairy farmers on Cyprus refer to halloumi as “white gold.” The salty, rubbery cheese made from goats’ and sheep’s milk and prized for its ability to withstand a grill without melting is the country’s leading export.

Cypriot authorities have spent years trying to get the European Union to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a traditional product of the east Mediterranean island nation. Receiving the EU’s top quality mark — the “Protected Designation of Origin” — would mean only halloumi made in Cyprus...


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White Gold: Cyprus’ Halloumi Cheese Entangled in Politics


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