Platter of Feta

Feta was first made in Greece from sheep or goat milk. In Wisconsin, producers make feta from cow milk. Cheesemakers refer to feta as "pickled" because after formation, it is packed in brine (salt and water) which produces a tart and salty flavor and gives the cheese a crumbly, moist texture. The brine preserves the cheese for approximately 6 months longer than most fresh cheeses.



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Chalk white


Firm, crumbly


Tart, salty


Make a Greek pizza with red and green peppers, tomatoes, calamata olives and crumbled feta cheese. Add diced or shredded mozzarella with the feta for a cheesier pizza. Toss cooked shrimp and pasta with feta, cottage cheese, green onion, tomatoes, oregano and pepper. Vary the salad by using flavored feta.


Beer: Ciders & Fruit Beers, Pilsner, Weiss Beer, Lager
Wine: Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolais, Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner

Performance Notes - Feta browns well and sautés without melting. Feta is stored in brine that helps preserve it. To make additional brine, mix 1 tablespoon salt per cup of cool water. To reduce the salt content of feta, rinse in cold water or soak in cold water or milk before serving.

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