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Frequently asked questions

Is Berloumi halloumi Healthy?

Of course Halloumi is healthy! However. Halloumi always has a high nutritional value due to its many fats and proteins. Our Berloumi halloumi is made of milk straight from the cow. Like many other cheeses, Berloumi is a 45 + cheese. This means that the “dry matter” contains more than 45% fat and that the fat in the cheese is around 28g/100g. On the dry matter, because in most cases cheese contains about half water.

Whether Halloumi is healthy depends on how you are preparing it. In a meal Halloumi applies as protein. As a meat substitute. It is the hearty protein-rich part of your meal and you always use it with lots of vegetables and carbohydrates. In Our recipes you’ll find plenty of inspiration.

The nutritional value is also determined by proteins. Halloumi contains a high protein content which makes it saturating

Berloumi contains approximately 28 g of fats/100g And about 19 grams of proteins. This is comparable to most meat products.

The nutritional value of our Berloumi

Energy440 kcal/1409 kJ
Fats28,3
of which saturated20,3
Carbohydrates2,8
of which sugars2
Proteins18,9
Salt2,25

The milk for Berloumi is used as the cow has made them. For instance, the cheese will be slightly fatter in winter because the cows are inside and the food is more balanced.

In the summer, the cows run outside and eat grass. Berloumi becomes slightly less fat, slightly firmer and also yellow by the dyes in the fresh grass.

Berloumi also contains quite a bit of salt. Berloumi contains between 2 – 2.5 g of salt per 100 gram of cheese. This salt is absolutely necessary in the preparation process to obtain the desired texture, taste and shelf life.

If you want Berloumi even less salt, you can put it in water for half an hour before preparing. Much easier and culinary more interesting is to use less salt in the rest of the preparation.

Berloumi Ingredients

Uer, cow's milk

The Berloumi ingredients are mainly of natural origin. As ‘ technological excipients ‘ we use calcium chloride (as in almost every cheese) and gluconic acid (as in many cheeses).

Cheese is considered a very natural product. Yet it is also in its most pure form one of the oldest and most complicated biotechnological products.

Milk

The milk comes from the dairy farm Koen and Annick Scheirs. For the preparation of Berloumi the milk is neither off nor to rusted. Koen’s cows run outdoors in the summer season. Berloumi can therefore be classified as cheese of meadow milk . In addition, the cows are kept on the farm for a long time and well cared for on their ‘ old days ‘.

Rennet

To make milk cheese, the milk must be curd. Stremming enzymes cause the proteins to be split and then clump together (coagulating) to curd. Traditionally, Chymosin is used from the ababic of calves. The rennet at the Berloumi preparation is of non-animal origin. It is produced by bacteria that are free of genetic modification. Berloumi is therefore completely a vegetarian cheese. And also halal and kosher and tasty.

Salt

Berloumi is a reasonably salty cheese; Especially when baked, a delicious, savory salt crust appears on the cheese. However, Berloumi does not contain as much salt as similar bakkazen from the Middle East. In Berloumi There is 2.3 salt, or 2.3 g per 100 gram of cheese. Leave salt as much as possible in the rest of the preparation. Salt is indispensable in Berloumi because it determines both the texture and the shelf life.

Herbs

Depending on the different variants , different herbal mixtures are used during the brine process. The taste of Berloumi is largely determined by the texture of the cheese itself. Only to a lesser extent by the seasoning.

Calcium chloride

Calcium chloride is the calcium salt of hydrochloric acid. In Cheese It is used to restore the natural calcium balance after cooling milk. It is a natural substance that is used in dietary supplements as a source of calcium.

Gluconic acid

Gluconic acid is produced commercially by the oxidation of the aldehyde group in glucose. It is naturally extracted by microorganisms that convert the natural sugar into glucose into gluconic acid. It is a substance that is also found in nature in honey and fermented fruit juices. In The Cheese preparation It is a handy fabric because it does not let the pH of the milk drop aggressively without leaving a sour taste.

Berloumi Halloumi Save

Berloumi halloumi cheeses can be kept for quite a long time. In the sealed vacuum packaging, Berloumi remains shelf-life for at least two months from the date of manufacture. Provided that the cheese is kept chilled. Because Berloumi is less salty and contains a herb marinade, you can keep it less long than other halloumi.

Our Berloumi can keep you less long than most Halloumi. Berloumi has some less salt and there is a herb marinade around.

Once opened, you can still save Berloumi for about a week. Wrap the cheese in kitchen paper, it will then dry out a bit but this is not so bad. If you want to keep the cheese even longer after opening, do not touch it with dirty hands and/or dirt cutlery.

Only if the cheese feels sticky (not grease from the oil marinade) can you better not eat it anymore.

You can also freeze Berloumi. If you do not want to eat everything at the same time, you can cut the cheese into slices for freezing. This way, you can only defrost the portions you want to bake and defrost them faster.

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