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    Default Beware *very* salty 'Haloumy' Cheese

    I bought some 'haloumy' cheese on one of my deli foray's around the
    eastern suburbs of Brisbane.

    I picked up a cryo-pak as it looked pretty much like an original from
    Cyprus.... cheeses folded over on some dried mint. It had been imported
    by Aegean Import/Exports (Capalaba)

    Anyways, I cooked it up last night as I just had a hankering for a
    couple of slices.

    Even took some pics.

    After it had browned nicely I grabbed a piece and took a bite..........
    HOLY CRAP!!!! Was it ever salty!!!! *WAY* too salty. I gave the SO a
    little piece to try just in case I was being 'over sensitive', and she
    concurred.

    So, it ended up being consigned to the bin. I had bought the same cheese
    from the same importer previously, and had never had a problem.
    Obviously, they had changed their supplier.

    I dragged the packaging out of the bin to look at the 'contents' label.

    Sodium per 25g serve 600mg, and per 100g serve 2400mg!!!

    Luckily I also had a container of "Fresco" Haloumi, a plastic 'jar',
    with the cheese in brine.

    www.frescocheese.com

    I have previously tried their little bocconcini, and they weren't too
    bad, so had grabbed one of their haloumi's. We also buy their baked
    riccota..... which is good for frying also.

    Before I even opened it I read the 'contents list' for the sodium
    content.

    199mg per 25g serve, and 794mg per 100g

    I can tell you..... it tasted great, just like it is supposed to.

    If I ever go to buy some Aegean Import cheese again, I'll *definitely*
    be looking at the label on the back first!!


    The first pic is the original looking, over salty Aegean
    import...........

    http://tinypic.com/m/feihaq/3


    The next two are the Fresco (Australian made) haloumi..


    http://tinypic.com/m/feihar/3


    http://tinypic.com/m/feihas/3



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    Peter
    Tasmania
    Australia

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    Default Re: Beware *very* salty 'Haloumy' Cheese

    Bob O'Dyne <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:09:45 +0000 (UTC), "I'm back on the laptop"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> After it had browned nicely I grabbed a piece and took a bite..........
    >> HOLY CRAP!!!! Was it ever salty!!!! *WAY* too salty. I gave the SO a
    >> little piece to try just in case I was being 'over sensitive', and she
    >> concurred.

    > If something like that happens again, try soaking the cheese in fresh
    > cold water overnight or for a couple of days. (You'll need to change
    > the water ever day.) That should leach out the salt.
    >




    Unfortunately, I'd cooked/fried it prior to tasting.



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    Peter
    Tasmania
    Australia

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