Feta cheese — what’s not to love about it? This crumbly, creamy cheese adds bright punchy flavor to a variety of dishes, whether it’s sprinkled over a spinach and strawberry salad or baked in marinara sauce until golden-brown and crispy. However, there’s much more to feta than meets the eye, and our Cheese department offers several different varieties. Use our guide to pick the perfect feta for your next gathering.
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What Is Feta Cheese?
Feta is a brined cheese that typically has a sharp, savory flavor and a creamy, crumbly texture. The exact flavor and texture of the cheese can depend on several factors, including the type of milk used, the country of origin and the brine time:
Milk: Feta can be made from a variety of animal milks including sheep, goat and cow.
Origin: While PDO feta is produced in Greece, various styles are also made in other countries such as France, the United States and Australia.
Brine time: The longer feta cheese sits in brine, the saltier and tangier the flavor.
Feta PDO: What It Means
Certain fetas can obtain the label PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) opens in a new tab, which can be used only if the cheese is produced in a specific geographic area of Greece. PDO feta must contain sheep milk or a mixture of sheep and up to 30% goat’s milk. Look for the PDO seal on feta from Greece in our Cheese department.
Must-Have Feta Cheeses in Our Stores
When you’re ready to stock up on feta cheese, visit our Cheese department for a wide variety of options for every preference and occasion. Here are some of our favorite picks to help you plan your grocery list:
Valbreso Sheep’s Milk Feta
This feta cheese, which is made from 100% sheep milk, is produced in the southern region of France. Creamy and mild, it has a soft, delicate texture that makes it perfect for baking until warm and gooey or whipping into a luscious dip.
Kourellas Organic Barrel PDO Feta
Made from a blend of organic sheep and goat’s milk, this special feta is produced using traditional Greek methods, which involve aging and brining the cheese in wooden oak barrels to develop its complex, bold flavor.
365 by Whole Foods Market Feta Cheese
Our 365 brand feta cheese, which offers excellent value and flavor, is made from cow’s milk and packed in brine for a tangy, salty bite. It’s even more delicious when mixed into salads and crumbled over stuffed bell peppers.
Organic Valley Feta Cheese
Made with milk from pasture-raised cows, this Greek-style feta cheese has a tangy, salty and slightly grassy taste. Try marinating cubes with lemon zest, fresh herbs and extra-virgin olive oil for an elegant snack.
Must-Have Feta Cheese Pairings
What goes best with feta cheese? From salty, briny olives to subtly sweet orange blossom honey, here’s what you need to build the ultimate antipasti platter.
Need help? Just ask one of our Certified Cheese Professionals opens in a new tab (we have 350+ across our stores). They’re happy to answer any questions about your feta selections or point you toward their favorite picks.
Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy Feta
Feta cheese adds brightness and zing to so many dishes, from salads to dips to stuffed veggies. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy it:
Combine feta cheese with softened butter and fresh herbs for an irresistible spread that elevates grilled corn on the cob: Herbed Feta Butter opens in a new tab
Whisked into a creamy dressing for salads, grilled veggies and more: Feta-Herb Dressing
An herby, cheesy stuffing for roasted salmon: Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Ricotta
On a Mediterranean-inspired cheese board: Marinated Feta Cheese with Lemon and Fresh Herbs
Watermelon + feta + herbs (enough said): Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint
Crumbled over roasted veggies: Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble
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