Feta is the original Greek mountain shepherd’s cheese. Originally made from either sheep or goats’ milk, this Mediterranean cheese adds a wonderful saltiness to salads, antipasto and savoury pies, such as the classic Greek spinach and feta pie. Our feta is packed in 20% brine which preserves an age old tradition that pre-dates refrigeration.
For a less salty palate, rinse or soak in fresh water and dab dry before using.
Some fetas are very moist and crumbly, while others, like ours, are firmer and easier to cut.
Try feta with the following foods: lamb; spinach – fresh, sautéed or in spinach pie; tomatoes; olives; artichokes; roasted capsicum; and cucumber.
Try feta with the following beverages: sparkling wines such as sparkling whites and Champagne; aromatic whites such as riesling and sauvignon blanc; or when feta is used as an ingredient in more robust dishes, try a medium-bodied red as pinot noir, Grenache or shiraz.
Feta in brine is available in 160g retail pots or catering pots in both cow and sheep milk.
Where to buy: Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market each Sunday 8.30am to 12.30pm; Origin Earth Shop, open seven days; and selected outlets around the North Island.
Nutritional Information (calculated)
Ingredients: Hawke’s Bay cows’ milk, cultures, coagulant & salt.
Serving size: 28g
Average per serving
- Energy – 298kJ
- Protein – 5.4g
- Fat – 6g
saturated – 4.2g
- Carbohydrates – 4.2g
- Sodium – 316mg
- Calcium – 138mg
Note: Nutritional values vary seasonally
Recipes to try: