Mediterranean Grilled Halloumi

Serves 4
  • 8 oz. piece halloumi cheese
  • 3/4 tsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for garnish
  • - garnishes, to taste: lemon wedges and freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns
  • - for serving: Grilled Artisan Bread, Valencia almonds and fig spread

If packed in water, blot cheese with a paper towel to dry thoroughly; rub evenly on all sides with oil. If necessary, slice cheese in half so that it is not more than 3/4" thick. Grill cheese over a grill preheated to medium-high heat, covered, until dark grill marks form and cheese softens (about 5 min. per side), turning once. Place cheese on a serving dish. Drizzle cheese with lemon juice and oil; sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately with grilled bread, almonds and fig spread.

Good to Know: Find Valencia almonds and fig spread in the Specialty Cheese Department.

Wine PairingOur Wine Specialists recommend Côtes du Rhône or Tempranillo with this salty, squeaky taste treat.