Q: I just bought "bread cheese" at Whole Foods, thinking it would be like halloumi. But after doing a bit of research, I found that maybe it is not like halloumi at all. Does anyone know a great way to use this cheese? Thanks!
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Editor: If this is the same cheese I'm thinking of, bread cheese is a Finnish style of fresh cheese. In Finland, it's called juustoleipa. The "bread" description comes from the fact that the cheese takes on a toasted appearance when baked.
Like halloumi, this fresh cheese won't melt when warmed, but it will become softer. It sounds like it would make a great appetizer with some crackers for scooping up bits of cheese. It also pairs well with fruit and sweet toppings.
Readers, are you familiar with this cheese? How do you suggest using it?
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