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


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


First Turkish Cypriot halloumi PDO breaks barriers

The European Commission has awarded the first PDO certificate to Turkish Cypriot Halloumi producers, with the Agriculture Ministry welcoming the development as proof that equal benefits are ensured for all producers. Turkish

Halloumi spinoffs gain PDO status

Dairy producers can make Halloumi spinoffs, such as burgers and fries, under the EU-approved Product of Origin file (PDO), following a decision by the Ministry of Agriculture. The ministry approved the latest


Only PDO halloumi on supermarket shelves

Supermarkets can only sell halloumi, produced under the EU-approved Product of Origin file, as the Agriculture Ministry launches inspections at stores. In comments to the Cyprus News Agency, the head of 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

Happy end in halloumi saga

Monday was a historic day for Cyprus’ traditional cheese as the island’s agriculture minister, Costas Kadis, confirmed that stakeholders reached a win-win agreement over how halloumi is made. Speaking on CyBC radio


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

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