My first real contact with Greek people and Greek food came when I went to college in England. I met a bunch of Cypriots who knew where to find the best Greek food in town, and being obsessed with food, I happily accepted their invitation to join them as often as I could. One of those times I was introduced to a new kind of cheese that I fell head over heels for as soon as I tried it: Halloumi cheese. It's hard to decide what it is about Halloumi that I like the most. The flavor is perfectly salty, and the texture…well, what could be better than a grilled cheese that becomes soft yet keeps its shape? It reminds me of the queso frito (fried cheese) my mom used to make with tostones (fried plantains). The ideal way of eating cheese, if you ask me. I usually eat grilled halloumi on its own. Why let a second ingredient steal its thunder? But just for fun, I've created a Mediterranean-inspired grilled cheese sandwich, using this famous “grilling” cheese.
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