A white, tasteful cheese that conquered the world! Not because it is Greek… but because it is unique and wonderful! Feta is just one and Greek! Considered the queen of all cheeses, it is never missing from the daily table of the Greeks, who are undoubtedly the ambassadors of the famous, healthy Mediterranean diet!

Feta, The Queen Of Cheeses

Feta is made exclusively of sheep’s milk or of a combination of sheep’s and 30% goat's milk. Once feta is crafted, it is stored in brine or sour milk for a period of 3 months. The grandest moment of feta came in 1996, when it was certified by the European Union as a product of Protected Designation of Origin. That means that the term "Feta" cannot be used for any cheese that may look and taste similar to feta and is produced outside the borders of Greece by any other technique than the Greek traditional one. Some foreign countries have tried to produce a similar white cheese by using cow's milk. To give a similar product, they had to use artificial coloring and bleaching agents. However, as artificial color cannot last for long, the cheese loses its color and turns yellow.

The Greeks include feta cheese in their daily meals giving a unique flavor to their dishes, through the most traditional combination! It's a necessary complement to summer salads with legumes , pastafish or even combined with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and oregano . It is also used in spreads and sauces to go with breadsticks and croutons thus creating the perfect snack! All the Greek, tasteful pies made with dough into various shapes use feta as their base. Ntakos is also, a delicious, popular Cretan appetizer, which is made with wheat barley rusks , tomato, capers , and feta and may accompany ouzo on warm summer days.

Certainly the Greeks know how to eat well and healthy... All you have to do is trust them…