ABOUT EMRE NATURAL FOODS & HELLIM CHEESE FACTORY
Emre Natural Foods brand was created by Hellim Cheese Factory® to deliver hellim and other cheese products directly to the American consumer.
Hellim Cheese Factory®, a family owned and operated business, was established in 2014 by the Ertugrul family in Stroud, Oklahoma with a vision to bring Cyprus style grilling cheese to America. The Ertugruls grew up in Cyprus, where hellim is served with almost every meal. Hellim is commonly served as fresh slices with fruit or grilled with eggs for breakfast; in paninis, breads, or on the grill at lunch; grated over pasta or fried into soup at dinner; and baked into pastries at desserts with coffee.
After more than 30 years of bringing suitcases full of hellim back from their annual trip back to Cyprus, the Ertugruls decided to start making their own hellim here in the US, and are dedicated to bringing a taste of Cyprus to cheese lovers all over the country using only the best, all natural ingredients.
Hellim is a semihard white cheese with a layered texture similar to fresh mozzarella or firm feta and a slightly salty taste. Due to its higher melting point, hellim can be fried or grilled without melting, and develops a distinctive "squeaky" quality when it is heated. It is delicious when paired with melon, added to a veggie kebab, grated over pasta, topping your favorite burger, or pan fried with eggs for breakfast. Hellim is a traditional cheese of the Mediterranean and the pride of Cyprus.
WHERE TO FIND HELLIM
Emre Natural Foods cheeses are available for purchase at the following locations:
Beggs, OK: The Crooked Shed Homestead
Bixby, OK: Joe's Farm
Edmond, OK: Conscious Community Co-Op, Gourmet Gallery, Urban Agrarian
Norman, OK: Forward Foods,
Oklahoma City, OK: Gourmet Gallery, Urban Agrarian, Whole Foods Market
Stroud, OK: Williams Foods
Tulsa, OK: Amelia's Market & Brasserie, Esperance Bakery, Kitchen 66 General Store in Mother Road Market, Lambrusco'z To Go, Siegi's Meat Market & Deli, Whole Foods Market
Our cheeses are also on the menu at the following Tulsa restaurants:
Bird & Bottle
Smoke Woodfire Grill
Our cheeses are also available for free home delivery to the Tulsa and OKC greater areas through our friends at Prairie Creek Farms
Please contact us for wholesale orders.