Fat Free Chilli Halloumi

Homemade Halloumi is easy, time-consuming as takes awhile but an easy process. You can add herbs, chilli or just leave it salted. It’s the cheese that doesn’t melt! Grill it, bake it or fry it – it’s a great fat-free protein source.

4pt Skimmed Milk
3 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Black pepper
1 Tsp Chilli Flakes
3 Tbsp Distilled Vinegar

Start by pouring the 4 pints of milk into a sauce pan and gently heat.

Homemade Chilli Halloumi After about 10 minutes when the milk is warm add salt, pepper and chilli flakes to the milk and stir.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiBring the milk to the boil ( this may take a little time) but as the small bubbles come to the surface stay close by as the milk may boil over ( which is ok – but just messy to clean!)

Homemade Chilli HalloumiOnce boiled turn off the heat and add the vinegar.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiThe milk with start to curdle, but cover and let it stand for 5-10 minutes.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiPlace a few layers of cheese clothes in a strainer, and slowly pour in the liquid.

Homemade Chilli Halloumi Allow the liquid to drain thru and run some water over it to clean off some of the vinegar.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiBring together the cloth ends and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiHere is the halloumi ( I think its going to be a little spicy with all those flakes!)

Homemade Chilli HalloumiNow remove from the cloth and place into a cheese mold.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiPut the mold in a bowl and fold onto the cloth.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiAdd a heavy jar weight in the top and help squeeze out any more liquid and press it together. Place in the fridge to allow to drain for a minimum of 3-4 hours, but over night is ideal.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiRemove from the mold

Homemade Chilli HalloumiSlice or chopped into chunks.

Homemade Chilli HalloumiIt’s now ready to be cooked! I love it gridded!

Homemade Chilli HalloumiEnjoy! I Would class this as part of Weight Watchers filling and Healthy as the milk is allowed.


  1. Anonymous

    Wow..that’s so amazing ..very useful !!

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