Feta cheese

Feta (Greek: φέτα) is a brined curd cheese traditionally made in Greece. A sheep's milk cheese, varying amounts of goats’ milk may be added, as long as goat milk makes up less than 30% of the total mixture. Since 2005, feta has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union. Although traditional feta cheese should only include sheep and goat's milk, it is quite common that cheese sold as 'feta' includes cow's milk, or even is composed exclusively of cow's milk.

Feta cheese by President, sold at Costco, has a relatively low salt content (shown above).

Feta is an aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture. It is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads, pastries and in baking, notably in the popular phyllo-based dishes spanakopita ("spinach pie") and tyropita ("cheese pie") and combined with olive oil and vegetables.

Similar white brined cheeses (often called 'white cheese' in various languages) are found in the eastern Mediterranean and around the Black Sea.


Cheese recipes with Junket rennet tablets, by David Fankhauser, PhD http://bit.ly/YYzIiR
Feta cheese. Wikipedia.

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