Spelled halloumi or haloumi, this is a firm, salty cheese made from sheep's milk. It melts very slowy so it holds up well to being grilled or pan fried. If you like, brush slices of crusty bread with olive oil and grill them too. Great alongside or you can top each slice with the cheese and tomato relish.
These fried potato "pancakes" are traditionally served during Hanukkah but make a delicious treat for any time of the year. Though they're great for breakfast, these also work well as an hors d'oeuvre, starter, or snack.