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 hot cooked grain, bean and veggie dishes such as Vegetable Brown Rice with Feta.
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 are so good! And so is this Roasted Salmon Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Ricotta.
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.
Top pizza, calzones, tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas with feta. Use either goat or sheep feta on this Quick Pizza Margherita.
Try it in scrambled eggs with salsa or chopped tomatoes and chives.
Serve a hunk of feta with Greek Roasted Vegetables. 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.