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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Paphitis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:57 am

Get Real! wrote:Get over it mate… Australians gotta pay WOG-cheese royalties! :lol:


Australia has another fight with the EU over vaccines at present so the EU are not on Australia’s good list atm.

What Australia should do is ban the Astra Zeneca vaccine. If Australia does that then it’s bye bye Astra Zeneca vaccine. No o e will be wanting to touch it.

The good news here is that they are ordering Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson. Not touching Astra Zeneca.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Get Real! » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:02 am

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Get over it mate… Australians gotta pay WOG-cheese royalties! :lol:


Australia has another fight with the EU over vaccines at present so the EU are not on Australia’s good list atm.

What Australia should do is ban the Astra Zeneca vaccine. If Australia does that then it’s bye bye Astra Zeneca vaccine. No o e will be wanting to touch it.

The good news here is that they are ordering Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson. Not touching Astra Zeneca.

The squeeze from China, the squeeze from Big Tech, the squeeze from the EU... and now the worst of them all, a squeeze from Cyprus! :shock:

I recon you’ve bitten off more than you can chew mate… :cry:

Next up the Foukou wars…
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Paphitis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:05 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Get over it mate… Australians gotta pay WOG-cheese royalties! :lol:


Australia has another fight with the EU over vaccines at present so the EU are not on Australia’s good list atm.

What Australia should do is ban the Astra Zeneca vaccine. If Australia does that then it’s bye bye Astra Zeneca vaccine. No o e will be wanting to touch it.

The good news here is that they are ordering Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson. Not touching Astra Zeneca.

The squeeze from China, the squeeze from Big Tech, the squeeze from the EU... and now the worst of them all, a squeeze from Cyprus! :shock:

I recon you’ve bitten off more than you can chew mate… :cry:


There is no squeeze from the EU.

We know that they are just going through the motions because you are EU members. :wink:

And with all that squeeze, you are probably doing us a favour because right now we seem to be in accelerated growth after the Covid aftermath and i for one get a little worried about accelerated growth.

Just imagine if there was no squeeze...all that inflation from an exploding economy...our biggest problem is trying to slow it all down. :lol:

You just reminded me. I got to go get some more Halloumi.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:15 am

...there's a man in Paphos who proposes to make Halloumi from Mouflons, so i hear; i'm rooting for anyone who can make their Halloumi more authentic: that's one i'd like to try. Here in Canada, indeed, an Italian-Canadian (also) makes Halloumi like cheese, also a blend with goats, sliced and shaped for burgers, it's not the real thing, but in its own way very good. Frankly, seeing McD using it, and advertusing at bus stops for one of their burgers, in Australia, to me is no surprise: it is known around the world as a tasty cheese and one worth making (read: market). Good on the Cypriots they have one cheese (that they can market); look at the French, they have so many (made around the world as well). There are Fumoirs in Quebec, a Camembert like cheese that are considered some of the best, in the world. Cheese, in 300 years they will still be talking about this one, (like coffee, or baklava,) its origin, and how it grew to the point where everywhere, it is eaten.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Londonrake » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:05 am

I think the Mouflon thing was an April Fool’s joke.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Paphitis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:55 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...there's a man in Paphos who proposes to make Halloumi from Mouflons, so i hear; i'm rooting for anyone who can make their Halloumi more authentic: that's one i'd like to try. Here in Canada, indeed, an Italian-Canadian (also) makes Halloumi like cheese, also a blend with goats, sliced and shaped for burgers, it's not the real thing, but in its own way very good. Frankly, seeing McD using it, and advertusing at bus stops for one of their burgers, in Australia, to me is no surprise: it is known around the world as a tasty cheese and one worth making (read: market). Good on the Cypriots they have one cheese (that they can market); look at the French, they have so many (made around the world as well). There are Fumoirs in Quebec, a Camembert like cheese that are considered some of the best, in the world. Cheese, in 300 years they will still be talking about this one, (like coffee, or baklava,) its origin, and how it grew to the point where everywhere, it is eaten.


I don’t think McDonalds is putting it in its burgers in Australia. Haven’t seen that.

But Halloumi is found on all our supermarket shelves. The big chains only stock Australian made. The reason for that is because Cypriot Halloumi wouldn’t be able to compete. Even most Cypriots prefer it. Why? Well, because it’s made locally, it is fresher and less salty. It does taste better. Fair dinkum.

If you guys were in Australia you would eat it.

Plus our Dairy Farmers here are pretty good. Our cheeses are renowned for its their quality. Our farming practices are clean and follow high standards. Agriculture is a big industry here. Mass production and high volumes of fruit, veg, meat, wine, beer, and massive export earners for us.

So Halloumi has become well known in Australia. The other reason is Australians live their barbecues. Similar to Cypriots and the have learned to buy Halloumi, and Greek Saganaki cheese because they can barbecue it with their meat, onions, peppers, fish, prawns and so on.

Australia has become a very cosmopolitan country and we are blessed with fine produce.

Now, I doubt the Cypriot Halloumi thing is a major concern for us. Probably a concern for Cyprus but not Australia. No one can stop Australia from producing it. I mean seriously.

Also extremely doubtful EU can stop Australia from using the word Halloumi.

Knowing the Australian sense of humour, they will find an extremely clever way to work around it.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Paphitis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:06 pm

Good news. As Australua is being “squeezed” over Halloumi, the EU just got squeezed over vaccines.

Australua has just shit canned Astra Zeneca. No Australian citizen under the age of 50 will be vaccinated with Astra Zeneca.

Cop that EU. Your Astra Zeneca just got screwed.

They are bringing batches of Pfizer.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Paphitis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:21 pm

Don’t know what they were implying. I guess they don’t care if the over 50s die. :lol:

Just joking.

They are still vaccinating and because they have an abundance of Astra Zeneca and are only in phase 1b - people who have chronic illnesses and over 50s

But by the time 1b is finished, there will be Pfizer in abundance and Johnson & Johnson.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Kikapu » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:33 pm

It is not a question of anyone else not being able in making Halloumi, but naming it Halloumi/Hellim will be the issue, if the name Halloumi/Hellim is protected in the EU as a Trademark. If so, then more than likely other countries will not be able to sell their halloumi products in the EU under the Halloumi Trademark. Further down the road, there may be other legal issues for those selling their halloumi products under the Trademark of Halloumi/Hellim outside the EU countries. It does not need to be a regional issue only which there are no specific region in Cyprus which is called “Halloumi or Hellim” to be protected, much like Champagne for example. Other countries make champagne drinks, just can’t call it Champagne, that’s all. They call is “sparkling wine” instead. Not as romantic sounding as Champagne, but it tastes just as good, if not better. So, the non Cyprus Halloumi producing countries will need to call it something else, like “squeaky cheese” for example or “Kangaroo Jack”. Yes, not very romantic sounding, but much close to the reality of the product than calling it “Halloumi/Hellim”, which only Cypriots can really appreciate that/those titles and we should keep them as Cyprus and Cypriot owned.
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Re: Halloumi soon to be banned in Australia

Postby Paphitis » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:47 pm

Kikapu wrote:It is not a question of anyone else not being able in making Halloumi, but naming it Halloumi/Hellim will be the issue, if the name Halloumi/Hellim is protected in the EU as a Trademark. If so, then more than likely other countries will not be able to sell their halloumi products in the EU under the Halloumi Trademark. Further down the road, there may be other legal issues for those selling their halloumi products under the Trademark of Halloumi/Hellim outside the EU countries. It does not need to be a regional issue only which there are no specific region in Cyprus which is called “Halloumi or Hellim” to be protected, much like Champagne for example. Other countries make champagne drinks, just can’t call it Champagne, that’s all. They call is “sparkling wine” instead. Not as romantic sounding as Champagne, but it tastes just as good, if not better. So, the non Cyprus Halloumi producing countries will need to call it something else, like “squeaky cheese” for example or “Kangaroo Jack”. Yes, not very romantic sounding, but much close to the reality of the product than calling it “Halloumi/Hellim”, which only Cypriots can really appreciate that/those titles and we should keep them as Cyprus and Cypriot owned.


I know what you are saying.

But on the radio this morning, some guy from the Australian Farmers Federation said it was all pretty ridiculous. They don’t believe Cyprus has a leg to stand on because it is a produce or animal product.

It comes from a goat and it’s manufactured into a variety of cheeses such as Halloumi.

So according to them, they can call it what they like and ge also said it isn’t going to stop them from calling it Halloumi.

He said the whole thing was a futile exercise anyway as the EU has no jurisdiction in Australia.

The guy also named a dozen other products manufactured in Australia that are called by their original name.

He said the Halloumi cheese made in Australua is exactly the same as the Halloumi that is made in Cyprus.

He also said Feta is another cheese produced in Australia and it’s very good. And he is right. Australian Feta is great.

They were having a bit of a chuckle when they said it’s not as if Australia is making patented counterfeit Apple IPhones, which would be illegal under patent law. This is a cheese. It comes from Australian goats too.

They were having a bit of a laugh.

It kind of made me angry but thinking about it, I prefer buying the Australian Halloumi because it’s better. That’s not a criticism of Cypriot Halloumi. It’s just better because it probably sits on the shelf for less time and isn’t salted as much and laced with preservatives like the Cypriot Halloumi has to in order to preserve its shelf life.
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