Maybe you’ve been to a Greek restaurant lately. Maybe you ordered the flaming saganaki. Or maybe you’ve frequented a farmer’s market, and you tasted this squeaky, briny, exceptionally tasty white cheese griddling on a hot pan, crisping on its surface. In either cases, there’s a good chance you’ve tasted halloumi.
Halloumi, which has Cypriot roots, is made from either sheep’s or goat’s milk, and often blended with cow’s milk. It has a high melting point, which makes it an ideal cheese for frying. If the idea of crisp cheese intrigues, you will find halloumi a delight. Buy it.
We bring up halloumi because in Sweden, Burger King has introduced a sandwich that sounds damn delicious. It’s called the Halloumi King, a “burger” with a deep-fried slab of cheese, mayo, and the requisite fixins’. On BK Sweden’s Facebook page, we found another sandwich called Extra Looong BBQ Halloumi.
Halloumi is also quite popular in the U.K., and a number of outlets are reporting that Brits are clamoring for Burger King to offer the sandwich in their country. Let me be the among the first Americans to say: Look, Burger King, you can win over vegetarians who otherwise wouldn’t touch your Whoppers, who will want to try this crispy fried cheese sandwich. As an avowed carnivore, I would destroy this also. Please consider, American BK.