I have a feta cheese fetish. I absolutely love it on everything from pizza to salads to sandwiches. I even eat it on enchiladas, fajitas and tacos in place of other cheeses.
Originating in Greece, feta is a white soft cheese traditionally made of either 100% sheep milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk. American versions of feta can be made with sheep, goat or cow’s milk.
The cheese is formed into a “block” and often sold in salty brine. There are several varieties, categorized as either “firm” or “soft.” The firmer varieties are tangier and crumble easier. Some varieties are soft enough to be spreadable. All varieties are truly unique. Check out my favorite feta tips and recipes:
Add to leafy green salads, fruit salads and grain salads, or make our Greek Tomato Salad with Feta and Olives opens in a new tab or our great Grilled Marinated Lamb Salad opens in a new tab.
Try macaroni and feta cheese, or toss into hot cooked pasta. Try our Fettuccini with Spiced Pecans and Feta Cheese opens in a new tab or our Fusilli with Feta opens in a new tab.
Add to hot cooked grain, bean and veggie dishes such as Vegetable Brown Rice with Feta opens in a new tab.
Eat with hummus, roasted red peppers and plenty of fresh chopped basil.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on fresh oregano and diced tomatoes.
Feta is wonderful in salsas and with grilled or baked meats. These Chicken Kabobs with Feta-Cucumber Salsa opens in a new tab are so good! And so is this Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Ricotta opens in a new tab.
Stuff feta along with your favorite sandwich ingredients in pita bread.
You can marinate feta in olive oil, spices and herbs, like this Marinated Feta with Lemon and Fresh Herbs opens in a new tab.
Top pizza, calzones, tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas with feta. Use either goat or sheep feta on this Quick Pizza Margherita opens in a new tab.
Try it in scrambled eggs with salsa or chopped tomatoes and chives.
Stuff it in celery or try these Feta Cheese Stuffed Cucumbers opens in a new tab, or eat it with strawberries and balsamic glaze or vinegar, or in our Savory Stuffed Peaches with Couscous opens in a new tab.
Enjoy with dried fruit such as dates, prunes and apricots. This Spinach Salad with Figs and Feta opens in a new tab is fabulous, and so is this Apricot and Feta Green Salad opens in a new tab.
Serve a hunk of feta with Greek Roasted Vegetables opens in a new tab. Add some crusty garlic bread and call me over for dinner!
Do you have a feta fetish, too? Got a favorite tip or recipe? I’d love to know.