Last night I really wanted to blog something but drew a blank. I consulted my friend Liz and was told to write about cheese. It didn’t occur to me until I was eating my lunch at work today that I had some cheese I really wanted to talk about. That is the above, the brilliant squeaky cheese with a kick from the ever fabulous The Collective NZ.
I love haloumi and I love spice. This Collective NZ Chipotle Haloumi cheese was made for me and my work lunches. Haloumi heats up well. I either fry it in a bit of oil until brown on both sides or put it down the end of a tin of roasting vegetables and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes (let it sit for a bit before trying to get it off the baking sheet). I like to cut it into thick wedges down the narrow side. When I reheat it in the microwave I put it on top of my quinoa and veg, I only warm it all for around 1 minute and I rip the cheese into fork size pieces before eating.
This cheese has a smoky taste with a good kick. I have only tried it with roast vegetables and quinoa, it was excellent. I now want to try it with a good homemade lamb burger, my mouth is watering just thinking about that idea.
Look for it in the shops, give it a try. I hope it stays around forever.
(This is not a sponsored post)