Halloumi sort of came out of nowhere, didn’t it?

I mean it was always there in the culinary world, obviously, but it feels like people outside of Cyprus only really realised that it was sort-of nice in the last few years.

I’ll be honest, this probably has something to do with Nando’s having it in their menu and that particular restaurant being inexplicably popular, but in terms of newfound popularity, halloumi cheese is rivalled only by the humble avocado.

But anyway, with that in mind and non-meat-based diets becoming more and more popular, Aldi are bringing back their legendary halloumi fries while also introducing a new halloumi burger.

Summer 2k20 is back on the menu!


The meat-free alternative burger filling is made with thick slices of creamy Cypriot halloumi cheese, coated in a light, crisp, golden batter. Apparently they go perfectly in a toasted brioche bun with fresh lettuce and a generous helping of sweet chilli jam.

Now we’re talking – although if we’re being picky I much prefer sourdough. Bricohe is too sweet.

Plays with my emotions.

The Specially Selected Halloumi Burgers are just £2.29 for two, and if that ain’t enough halloumi for you, why not add a side of Aldi’s Specially Selected Halloumi Fries for the ultimate cheese overload?

They cost £2.29 for 190g and can be found in the frozen section of most Aldi stores.

I know we all thought this summer was a write off, but hey, it could be worse – halloumi burgers and fries may never have been invented.

Let’s be thankful for what we have and stick the bloody barby on.

There’s some halloumi to eat!

Images Aldi