This is the cheese that instantly comes to mind when we think of Greek food. Traditionally, it is made either completely from sheep’s milk, or a blend of sheep’s milk and up to 30% goat’s milk. It is a white, soft, crumbly cheese steeped in brine, which gives it its characteristically salty flavor. This tangy cheese can be eaten by the block or crumbled onto salads, pasta, and other recipes.
Is feta cheese healthy?
Feta cheese contains less fat than other cheeses, as well as a nice helping of vitamins and minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. However, because it is a briny cheese it has a lot of sodium, and is best consumed in moderation.
What can I make with feta cheese?
The uses of feta cheese in Greek food are innumerable, from spanakopita to Greek salad with Kalamata olives to lamb gyros. Try it in a cucumber feta salad, a spinach and feta quiche, or a tomato feta pasta bake (thank you, TikTok). Of course, you can always go the simple route and simply drizzle extra virgin olive oil over a block of feta cheese and enjoy with bread or crackers!