What is PDO Halloumi?

PDO stands for “Protected Designation of Origin.” It is a European Union (EU) quality assurance label that is used to designate and protect certain food and agricultural products that have a strong connection to a specific geographical area and are produced according to traditional methods or specific criteria in that region. PDO status helps to prevent imitation and ensures that products with this designation are of a certain quality and have characteristics unique to the designated region.

Halloumi is a popular cheese originating from the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly Cyprus. PDO Halloumi refers to a specific type of halloumi cheese that has been granted PDO status. This means that the cheese must be made in a particular way and within a specific geographic region, which, in the case of Halloumi, includes Cyprus. To be called PDO Halloumi, the cheese must be produced using traditional methods, often involving a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and it must adhere to certain quality and taste standards that are associated with the authentic Cypriot halloumi cheese. It’s known for its unique texture and the ability to hold its shape when grilled or fried, making it a popular ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine.

The PDO designation for Halloumi helps protect the integrity of the traditional cheese-making process and ensures that only products made in the designated region and following specific guidelines can carry the name “PDO Halloumi.” This helps consumers identify and enjoy an authentic product while supporting the local producers in the region.

What are the Payment Terms?

Payment Terms: 30% with Order and 70% before Departure

How does Shipping work?

Shipping Terms: Ex-works

Key points about “Ex-works” (EXW) include:

  1. Seller’s Responsibilities: The seller’s primary responsibility is to provide the goods at their location and make them available for the buyer to pick up. They must package the goods adequately for transportation, and the buyer usually bears the cost of loading the goods onto the transport vehicle.

  2. Buyer’s Responsibilities: The buyer takes on all the risks and costs involved in transporting the goods from the seller’s location to the final destination. This includes arranging for transportation, paying for shipping, handling customs procedures, and insuring the goods as necessary.

  3. Risk Transfer: Risk is transferred from the seller to the buyer at the point of “ex-works.” Once the goods are available for pickup, any damage, loss, or issues that occur during transit are the buyer’s responsibility.

  4. Additional Costs: Since the buyer assumes responsibility for transportation and all associated costs, it’s important to be clear about who is responsible for what expenses in the sales contract. This can include freight charges, insurance, import duties, and any other costs incurred in getting the goods to their final destination.

  5. Use and Applicability: Ex-works is often used when the buyer has a better understanding of the logistics of getting the goods and wants to have more control over the shipping process. It’s common in domestic sales and can be used in international transactions as well.

How do Returns work?

PDO Halloumi is a perishable food product that requires special handling and storage. As such, we cannot accept returns or offer refunds on PDO Halloumi