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 makes over 20% of export revenue

Halloumi cheese exports during the first four months of 2023 reached €111.8 mln, which equals 20.49% of the value of Cypriot exports, said Minister of Agriculture Petros Xenophontos. Addressing the 4th Halloumi

Halloumi hailed as export saviour

During the past decade, halloumi exports have increased tenfold to reach a whopping €284 mln and are expected to rise further, thus becoming a steady pillar of the island’s economic growth. Speaking


Halloumi producers ready for Israel

Cypriot dairy producers are planning to enter supermarkets in Israel, excited over confirmation the country will lift all customs duty applicable to various cheese products, paving the way for halloumi to conquer

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

Turkish Cypriots get halloumi aid

Brussels announced it is mobilising €1 mln to test cattle, sheep and goats to improve animal health and food safety to help Turkish Cypriots trade halloumi through the Green Line. The money

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