feta cheese

Feta (Greek: φέτα, féta) is a Greek brined curd white cheese made from sheep's milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat's milk. It is a soft, brined white cheese with small or no holes, a compact touch, few cuts, and no skin. It is formed into large blocks, and aged in brine. Its flavor is tangy and salty, ranging from mild to sharp. It is crumbly and has a slightly grainy texture. Feta is used as a table cheese, in salads such as Greek salad, and in pastries, notably the phyllo-based Greek dishes spanakopita ("spinach pie") and tyropita ("cheese pie"). It is often served with olive oil or olives, and sprinkled with aromatic herbs such as oregano. It can also be served cooked (often grilled), as part of a sandwich, in omelettes, and many other dishes.
Since 2002, feta has been a protected designation of origin in the European Union. EU legislation limits the name feta to cheeses produced in the traditional way in particular areas of Greece, which are made from sheep's milk, or from a mixture of sheep's and up to 30% of goat's milk from the same area.Similar white, brined cheeses (often called "white cheese" in various languages) are made traditionally in the Eastern Mediterranean and around the Black Sea, and more recently elsewhere. Outside the EU, the name feta is often used generically for these cheeses.

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  1. Windigo

    Recipe My mother's red onion & feta tart

    One of my favorites. Pretty easy to make, though it does take some skill in the baking department. But easy to impress with if your guests are the type that will try anything. For the dough: 175g white flour 75g butter 45 ml grated parmesan cheese 1 egg yolk For the onion filling: 450 g red...
  2. Hemulen

    Recipe Puffy feta muffins

    Puffy feta muffins Serves 6-12 | Cooking time 30 min These savoury muffins are vaguely inspired by soufflés. They're made of whole eggs, plenty of flour and several condiments. Ingredients ✧ 2 tablespoons softened butter to line 12 large (ø 9-10 cm/3.5-4.0’’) muffin molds/tins ✧ 4 eggs ✧ 200...
  3. Canadian Bacon Feta Layered Salad

    Canadian Bacon Feta Layered Salad

    Canadian Bacon Feta Layered Salad
  4. Tomato & Basil Feta Cheese

    Tomato & Basil Feta Cheese

    Tomato & Basil Feta Cheese
  5. Hemulen

    Recipe Sweet potato & feta salad

    Sweet potato & feta salad Serves 4-5 (as a side dish or snack) | Preparation & cooking time 35-45 minutes Ingredients / Salad body ✧ ~330 g/0.66 lb/10.56 oz sweet potato (1/2 medium-sized sweet potato) ✧ 100 g/0.44 lb/7 oz feta (type) cheese ✧ 3 (organic) eggs ✧ 2 medium-sized bell peppers ✧...
  6. Hemulen

    Recipe Pea sprout & feta soup

    Pea sprout & feta soup Serves 2-3 | Preparation & cooking time 30 min This soup - topped with oven-cooked asparagus and bacon - doesn’t resemble much its inspirer, Crème Ninon. The taste of mixed pea sprouts and feta resembles asparagus, so the cut stalks mainly add some crunch and texture...
  7. flyinglentris

    Recipe Breaded Chicken Spinach Salad with Creamy Feta Wine Dressing

    Breaded Chicken Spinach Salad with Creamy Feta Wine Dressing: Ingredients: 1) Breaded chicken patty - 2 2) Spinach, leaves - 2 cups 3) Onion - 1 to 2 slices 4) Tomato - 1 5) Cucumber - 1/2 6) Anaheim Pepper - 1/2 7) Garlic, crushed - 4 to 5 tspns. 8) Canadian Bacon - 1 slice 9) Feta cheese -...
  8. Creamy Feta Wine Salad Dressing

    Creamy Feta Wine Salad Dressing

    Creamy Feta Wine Salad Dressing
  9. Breaded Chicken Spinach Salad with Creamy Feta Wine Dressing

    Breaded Chicken Spinach Salad with Creamy Feta Wine Dressing

    Breaded Chicken Spinach Salad with Creamy Feta Wine Dressing
  10. Hemulen

    Recipe Hellenic Pheasant

    Hellenic Pheasant Serves 2 | Preparation ~30 min Ingredients / Oven-cooked pheasant 210-220 g pheasant fillets (2 pcs); (mine were frozen, imported from the UK and thawn overnight in the fridge) 50 g (~95 ml) unsalted, peeled pistachios 150 g (~150 ml) natural (unsweetened) yoghurt 1 shallot...
  11. Windigo

    Recipe Puff pastry feta & onion pie

    Ingredients: 1 sheet thawed puff pastry as big as a baking tray 4 small or 3 medium red onions 100 g of feta (I used real Greek feta but you can use a substitute) Bunch of basil Red wine Olive oil 1 tsp of dried thyme, oregano, and chilli flakes Salt & pepper to taste Method: 1) Cut the onions...
  12. Hemulen

    Recipe Fruit, Juniper Berry and Cheese Pie

    Fruit, Juniper Berry and Cheese Pie Preparation 45-60 minutes Serves 4-6 Pie crust 2,5 dl plain flour 0,5 dl rye flour 1,5 dl macadamia nut oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1,5 teaspoon sugar 0,5 teaspoon baking powder 4-5 tablespoons water Mix all ingredients in a bowl, line a medium-sized, round pie...
  13. Hemulen

    Recipe Feta cheese and strawberry salad

    At some point I got fed up with raw onion, tomatoes and olives and turned the traditional Greek salad into a sweeter and lighter version which is well suited for younger people and persons who don't prefer raw onion or olives. Goes well with anything and beautifies the party table. Preparation...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Rice, Feta & Sweetcorn Stuffed Peppers

    You don’t really need to use purple rice to make this. White rice will suffice! But it looks so pretty I couldn’t resist and in truth, I had some purple rice leftover from making Purple Rice Salad with Tuna, Egg and Asparagus. The sweet taste of the peppers and corn contrast with the salty...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Two Plated Salads with Whipped Feta and Kefir Dressing

    This simple to make dressing provides a surprising salty tangy twist to salads. There are many ways you could use it, but use it sparingly. Its best and prettiest when drizzled, dotted or swirled over a plated salad, I think. The recipe makes enough for at least four plated salads. You could add...
  16. MrsDangermouse

    Recipe Feta & Bulgar Wheat Salad

    Last night we had a BBQ and I didn't fancy any of the usual potato-based side dishes we usually do. And we don't have any salad at the moment. So I threw together this bulgar wheat salad with the feta I had left over from Thursday's cheese flatbreads :okay: Serves 2-3: - 100g Bulgar Wheat...
  17. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe (Vegan) Baked Almond Nut Cheese (Feta Style) - revisited

    Having made my original version several times now, I have revised the recipe and method to suit our tastes (less salt) and equipment(dehydrator and a temperamental even thats really good at burning the bottom of everything). You will still need to plan ahead with this vegan cheese. You need to...
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  19. Morning Glory

    Recipe Greengage, Feta & Honey Tart

    Greengages are in season for a very short time in the UK. They are a type of plum, similar to the French Reine Claude. They have deliciously sour skins and sweet flesh. Here, honey compliments the sweet and sour plums and feta adds a salty, tangy dimension. The lavender is the aromatic and...
  20. TodayInTheKitchen

    Recipe Feta and Tomato on Canadian Bacon appetizers

    :chef: Ingredients Canadian Bacon (sliced) Feta Cheese (block) Diced Tomatoes :chef: Instructions Place canadian bacon slices on a baking sheet Bake at 200 degrees for 10 minutes Flip bacon slices and bake for another 10 minutes Place a large chunk of Feta cheese on each slice Bake for 5...
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