Country of Origin: Canada
Milk-type: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk
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Feta is a soft, white, brined cheese with neither holes nor rind. It falls apart easily and has a creamy mouthfeel, and an aroma not unlike yogurt. The flavour is pleasantly tangy, and of course decidedly salty. Feta is, in North America, most popularly used in salads; it softens, rather than melting, but is still used in a number of cooked dishes—including traditional Mediterranean cuisine such as spanakopita, or as a pizza topping. Feta pairs especially well with bright, robust flavours that can compete with its salty character; serve with olives, pickled Armenian melon, tangy raw red onions or green peppers, capers, and flatbread with hummus or harissa.
Beverage Pairings: Serve with light and fruity red wines, especially Beaujolais or Pinot Noir; your favourite fruit juice, or with sparkling water.