June 14th is the second International Feta Day, established last year by a feta lover.
Feta is Greece’s most famous cheese, a pure white, aged curd cheese that crumbles easily. The cheese is semi-hard, with a flavor that can range from mild and milky to salty with a very tangy acidity.
While feta has been made since antiquity, the modern name came into the Greek language in the 17th century, from the Italian word fetta, slice, referring to slicing the cheese from the brick.
Authentic feta is a sheep’s milk cheese, or a mixture of sheep’s and goat’s milks. Outside of the European Union, where it is protected designation of origin (PDO) product, it can also be made of cow’s milk
> The History Of Feta Cheese
25 FETA CHEESE RECIPES
APPETIZERS, SNACKS & DIPS
Fried Feta Cheese With Olives
Greek Layered Dip
Lemon-Rosemary Shrimp Crostini With Feta
Radish & Stone Fruit Salad With Feta
Small Greek Salad
Warm Feta Dip
Watermelon Feta Stacks
Watermelon Salad With Feta & Basil
Wedge Salad With Potato Croutons & Feta
Asparagus Pizza With Red Bell Pepper, Olive & Feta Cheese
Best Greek Salad
BLT Pasta Salad With Feta
Garlicky Grilled Pizzas With Grilled Shrimp, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Mediterranean Tuna Salad With Feta
Middle Eastern Pizza With Lamb, Feta & Kalamata Olives
Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie
Porcini-crusted Australian Lamb Rib Chops With Fresh Pea, Mint And Feta Salad
LUNCH & DINNER
French Fries With Feta
Purple Peruvian Potatoes With Feta Cheese
Roasted Beet Rose Salad With Feta
Stuffed Baked Potatoes With Beets & Feta
Feta & Wine Pairings
 A block of feta with Kalamata olives (photo © Aragec).
 Watermelon caprese stacks. Watermelon and feta are a great pairing. Add some basil (photo © Mozzco).
 Shakshouka: eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, with feta (photo © Cava).
 Fries with finely-crumbled feta cheese (photo © Stix NY [now closed].