This famous cheese of Greece is made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk or a combination of both. It’s a soft, white, curd cheese, aged in brine. The word ‘feta’ literally means ‘slice.’
The origin of Feta goes back to the 8th B.C. century, where the cheese was made by locals in small Greek villages. It’s believed that the cheese referred to in Homer’s Odyssey is an ancestor of Feta. Only Feta made in specific regions of Greece can be called “Feta” and the flavor and texture vary from region to region, from soft to semi-hard and mild to rich and tangy.
Why You’ll Love It
Flavor: Varies from mild to rich, tangy and salty.
Eat with: Drizzle with Greek olive oil and a sprinkling of fresh herbs and serve with flatbread. Crumble on pizza. Toss with chunks of melon.
Drink with: A crisp, dry, white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc.