Halloumi wars at crossroads

The island’s traditional cheese PDO status at stake   The future of Cyprus’ flagship export, halloumi, is hanging in the balance as EU courts are set to rule on February 21 on


Fury over Halloumi milk ratio increase

Cheesemakers are furious following a decree issued by the Agriculture Ministry to immediately double the goat’s and sheep’s milk quota in Cyprus’ flagship export halloumi from 10% to 19%. The Cyprus Cheesemakers

Halloumi PDO status under threat

Another sorry chapter was added to the Halloumi saga, as cattle farmers, cheesemakers and the government fire at each other, accusing the other side of not sticking to a truce struck last


Halloumi truce ends

A ceasefire between Halloumi producers and the government agreed upon a year ago has ended, as an agreement over what makes the cheese special is once again questioned by dairy farmers. Some

Halloumi gets its own website

The government has launched an action plan to promote halloumi as a ‘product of designated origin’ (PDO) after the European Commission rubberstamped its authenticity as a Cypriot product. Aiming to boost the

Big halloumi sell-off

This weekend is consumers’ last chance to buy halloumi at discounted prices at supermarkets, as dairy producers offload their last batches of the squeaky cheese that do not comply with the EU

No more halloumi wars

A ceasefire between Halloumi producers and the government comes into effect on Thursday, as an agreement over what makes the cheese special comes into effect. The news comes after dairy producers and

Halloumi saga hardens on big producers

The Agriculture Ministry is confident that by the end of the month, major dairy producers will be on board with the government’s decision only to allow Halloumi products conforming with the cheese’s

Halloumi dispute softens

Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis appeared confident that a standoff between authorities and dairy producers over what makes a Halloumi will soon end after the two sides met President Nicos Anastasiades. Afterwards, Kadis