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Jan 15, 2009 01:56 AM

Halloumi cheese in Paris

hi, have to say one of my favourite cheeses is halloumi, served grilled or BBQed. But I haven't been able to find it so far in Paris. Does anyone have any recommendations.

I've tried something called "fromage de brebis", which I was told was the equivalent, but it certainly doesn't behave equivalently - if you try to grill it, it melts into a liquid mess. And the taste is quite different.

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  1. I'm pretty sure I've seen it in one of the grande surfaces (Champion, maybe?).

    In any case, Lebanese, Greek and Turkish specialty shops also sell it. Look in your nearest one, possibly labeled as halloumi, halloum or hellim. Fromage de brebis is a large category of cheeses, which includes halloumi, given that it's made from lait de brebis.

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    1. re: tmso

      can you give me any addresses for lebanese, greek or turkish specialty shops? I live in the 15th, but am happy to travel to find one

      1. re: OzinFrance

        The 15th is a big place, so I bet there's something closer, but I know you can get halloum at Noura, 27 av Marceau, XVI.

        For something more convenient, try and look for a traiteur libanais/grec/turc/chypriote near your address.

        1. re: OzinFrance

          The 15th is home to a large Lebanese community. There are several Lebanese "traiteurs" near the Charles Michel metro station on the Avenue Emile Zola. If they don't stock the cheese, I'm sure they can point you in the right direction. If not, head to the rue du faubourg St Denis in the 10th (metros Strasbourg St Denis or Chateau d'eau) where you will find dozens of Turkish shops - Gunes, at no. 74 comes to mind.

          good luck.

      2. Just wondering whether you ever located halloumi. I live in Bordeaux and can't seem to locate it anywhere here either (I plan to use it for veggie brochettes).


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        1. re: vmad

          les epices d'orient on avenue emile zola in paris 15 has lots of brands

          inno at boulogne also has some

          1. re: vmad

            for bordeaux, try the lebanese ├ępicerie on the cours Pasteur @ the cours Victor-Hugo

            1. re: Parnassien

              Thanks so much! I'll stop by today.