British supermarkets are running out of halloumi almost as quickly as they put it on the shelves, with shoppers telling of their frustration on social media, the Mail Online has reported.
One wrote: ‘Are people panic buying it? I’ve been trying to get hold of some for two weeks.’
The news site said that one producer, Pittas, is sending emergency supplies across Europe by road to stores that do not want to wait the normal four weeks for it to arrive by sea.
‘It costs more money to send it that way but Brits love their halloumi,’ said company director John Pittas.
According to the site, farmers in Cyprus are struggling to meet increasing demand from the UK, the cheese’s biggest market outside Cyprus.