This article provides an overview of feta, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make feta substitutes.
What is Feta?
Feta is a type of greek, brined, white cheese made from sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep’s and goats’ milk. It is commonly used as an ingredient in salads, sandwiches, and pastries or cooked with foods such as omelets.
EU legislations state that the term ‘feta’ can only be used for cheeses made in the traditional way in Greece.
What does Feta taste like?
Feta has a rich and tangy flavor, with a slightly salty taste. It has a soft crumbly texture, that gets harder with age. Feta made from sheep’s milk has a more rich and buttery flavor, while feta from goat’s milk is milder in flavor.
Is Feta readily available in Supermarkets?
Feta should be readily available in supermarkets, it will be located in the refrigerated section with the other soft cheeses. It will usually be sold in a plastic tub or plastic wrapping.
What are some alternative names for Feta?
There are no alternative names for feta. Feta is a universal term, specific to greek origin.
What is a good substitute for Feta in recipes?
Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for feta. These include:
- Any soft, white, brined cheeses, are the best substitute for feta
- Other good substitutes would be
- If being used in a salad, you can also use other salty hard cheeses such as