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Facts on Greek Feta

Fetais a traditional Greek cheese, made from a combination of goat and sheep milk. It is a white cheese that is full of flavour, low in fat and free from artificial colours and preservatives. It is part of the everyday diet of the Greeks and is used in a range of recipes and traditional dishes which accompanies almost all meals. Most visitors in Greece will have tried the tasty cheese, especially in the Greek Salad, where the cheese is accompanied with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, olives and flavoured with oregano.



Trying to replica

Foreign countries have over the years attempted to copy the recipe of the old age Greek cheese using cow`s milk. However, in order to produce a similar product artificial bleach colouring has been used, but quickly loses its colour. In addition, there is a much higher fat content due to the use of cow`s milk. Manufacturing companies cannot recreate the original flavour.


So why is this?

The traditional Greek feta is made from the milk of goats and sheep that are free to roam in all types of Greek countryside. The animals are free and roam for long distances eating a wide variety of vegetation, greenery, flora, Greek herbs and shrubs, which helps result in the distinctive taste and flavour of the cheese.

How it is made

The feta is made by firstly allowing it to mature for 15 days in wooden or metal containers, where it is stored in controlled temperatures and conditions. The next stage lasts over 30 days, and is frozen at a consistent temperature. During the processing of the cheese there are no added preservatives and the final result is a completely natural product.

Buying Greek Feta

The Greek feta is exported to numerous foreign countries. To ensure it's the real thing when buying feta outside of Greece, the Greek flag can be found on the packaging along with details of what area it is from and what type of milk has been used.