A chewy, white, brined Cypriot cheese, traditionally made from sheep's and goat's milk, that is often served grilled or fried.
[Modern Greek khalloúmi, from Cypriot Maronite Arabic xallúm, from Arabic ḥalūm, mild white cheese, from ḥaluma, to be gentle, mild.]
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