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Halloumi Cheese Controversy: Small Producers at Risk

President Nikos Christodoulides and Agriculture Minister Maria Panayiotou have acknowledged the concerns raised by smallscale halloumi producers and have promised to address the issue. They have agreed to engage in discussions with the cheesemakers to find a solution that balances the protection of halloumi’s PDO status with the sustainability of small producers, offering hope for a positive outcome in the near future.

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Cypriot Halitzia Tillirias Cheese Receives Prestigious PGI Status

Halitzia Tillirias, a traditional Cypriot cheese from the Tilliria region, has been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission. Made from local goat’s milk and matured in salted whey, this cheese embodies a rich culinary heritage and is renowned for its smooth white appearance and lemony zing.

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