Halloumi identity crisis

The “what makes” Halloumi saga is far from over, as the government and stakeholders prepare for a legal standoff over how the island’s traditional white cheese should be produced. Halloumi’s PDO (Product

Halloumi going through changes…again

Cyprus is trying to end the Halloumi saga by swatting away legal objections to the squeaky cheese’s future as an EU Protected Product of Origin brought by industry stakeholders. The Agriculture Ministry

Common front to propose halloumi PDO changes

The Agriculture Ministry is in consultation with all stakeholders to propose a set of changes to the European Commission that will allow for some flexibility in the halloumi PDO file, including a

6,000 tonnes of unsold Halloumi

Some 6,000 tonnes of halloumi, earmarked for export, are stored in refrigerators after the coronavirus pandemic saw the demand for Cyprus’ traditional cheese collapse. Cheesemakers are asking authorities to step in to

Cyprus produces first PDO halloumi

Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis attended Wednesday the first-ever production of the traditional Cypriot halloumi cheese bearing the EU product of protected designation of origin (PDO) certificate. The first badge of halloumi bearing

Halloumi protection status challenged

Two weeks before Halloumi hits supermarket shelves across the European Union as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product, Cyprus cheesemakers have challenged it, claiming exports worth millions are endangered. From 1

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Halloumi PDO remains political prisoner

Registering halloumi as a product of protected designation of origin (PDO) has languished for over five years in EU corridors due to Cyprus problem politics. An EU representative said the registration of

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