The Rise Of The Halloumi Burger

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In 2005 If you would have asked the average person in the UK, fancy a halloumi burger? you may have been greeted with; ‘you what’? or ‘what’s that’?

16 years on in 2021 and we are in full halloumi (or haloumi) mode from Digbeth to Dudley & Beyond, it looks like the ‘Squeaky Cheese’ is here to stay. So what is halloumi?

Halloumi or haloumi (/həˈluːmi/) (Greek: Χαλλούμι) is a semi-hard, unripened cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. With the rise of non-meat alternatives and people choosing to eat consciously this property makes it a popular meat substitute.

At The Floodgate our customers cannot get enough of the stuff, our very own Ellie May’s cooks it to perfection and have queues of people waiting to munch on the sweet squeaky dairy goodness.  so, is halloumi healthy? – Yes it is; Nutritionally, halloumi is an excellent source of calcium, providing 70% of the adult recommended daily allowance in one portion. Halloumi also contains zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin A and many of the B vitamins.

So next time you are around the Custard Factory, make sure you pop in and grab one of the best guilt-free vegetarian burgers in town. What you waiting for, book here.