After sampling it, I was quite surprised to find it was new cheese, having about the same texture and consistency as the Mexican cheese, queso fresco .
Name: Halloumi Cheese
Importer: Atalanta Corp
Cheese Type: New Cheese ( Accented - Sheep Milk )
Price: $25 USD LB
This cheese has a mild, almost delicate smell to it, that I couldn't readily identify until I read the ingredients. Mint leaves. Thought the overall smell was very mild, the mint overpowered the natural smell of the cheese.
I bit into it expecting a brine cheese, but found an unripe cheese instead.
The texture is soft / rubbery, as is typical of new cheeses.
The flavor is frustrating, to say the least. At first the delicate silky flavor of sheep's cheese comes to the front, only to be immediately overpowered by a mild natural mint flavor.
Over all the cheese is not to my liking. The mint ruined it for me.
I prefer to sample all natural cheeses, leaving accented, artisan, and processed cheeses alone.