feta

Definitions

Food

  • A white, dry, crumbly cheese made from cows’, ewes’ or goats’ milk, cut in blocks (fetes is the word for block or slice) and matured in brine to give it a sharp acidic and salty taste. Widely used throughout the Balkans and now made in western Europe. Contains 46 per cent water, 27 per cent fat and 21 per cent protein.

Travel

  • noun a firm crumbly salty cheese made from sheep’s or goat’s milk and preserved in brine, originally from Greece
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