- a soft, white, brine-cured Greek cheese made from sheep's milk or goat's milk.
Origin of feta
1935–40; < Modern Greek, short for tyrì phéta, equivalent to tyrí cheese (Greek tyrós) + phéta slice < Italian fetta (see fettuccine)
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Examples from the Web for feta
Mozzarella, ricotta and burrata all come from the south of Italy; feta is from Greece.Elegy to Italian Cheese
May 21, 2011
You can eat it with powdered sugar, but my favorite is with feta cheese and raspberry jam or fresh raspberries.How to Make Petulla, Albanian Fried Dough
January 12, 2011
This watermelon, feta, and black olive salad recipe from Nigella Lawson reminds me of that.
Watermelon is also unbelievably good with a salty cheese like feta.
Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Saladby Nigella Lawson The star chef combines improbable ingredients that beguile the palate.What to Eat
July 21, 2009
Feta is soft and as blinding white as a plate of fresh Ricotta smothered with sour cream.
A more exciting olive cream may be made with Greek Calatma olives and Feta sheep cheese.
- a white sheep or goat cheese popular in Greece
Modern Greek, from the phrase turi pheta, from turi cheese + pheta, from Italian fetta a slice
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