As the old adage goes, what’s old is new again. In this case, a cheese that has been enjoyed for hundreds of year in another part of the world, Cyprus, is now trending here America. Halloumi is a fan favorite for foodies, who love the idea of grilling cheese and adding it to a boozy mixture of dried fruits happily soaking in Sherry. The cubes of grilled Halloumi emerge as the surprise savory bite amid the sweet and spirited chutney-like combination, made all the better when it’s spooned on a slice of charred crusty French baguette. Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese that can be made from goat, sheep or cow’s milk. What makes it perfect for this dish is that Halloumi, known for its chewy texture and tangy taste, has an extremely high melting point, so it can easily be grilled without melting. There are many ways to enjoy Halloumi, but this is by far my favorite! I discovered it while on vacation last year and absolutely had to recreate it. This dish is simple to prepare yet it yields complex flavors from the first bite to the last. You can always find Halloumi in Middle Eastern grocery stores like Caspian Market in Scottsdale and Baiz Market in Phoenix. But it’s becoming more likely that you’ll find Halloumi in your regular grocery store. Please avoid the temptation to buy cooking sherry in the baking aisle. This recipe deserves a nice (and it’s inexpensive!) bottle of Sherry from the wine section of the store. Halloumi is becoming a rising star in the food trend universe, and this is the type of dish that will keep its star on the rise!