Feta

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Important Facts
Country of Origin Greece
Specific Origin Throughout Greece
Certification PDO (2002)
Milk Type Sheep's Milk, or blend with Goat's
Milk Treatment Pasteurized, sometimes raw
Moisture Content High
Rind None
Texture Soft, white, aged in brine
Flavor Sharp to mild
Flavor Notes Sharp, dry, hard to mild, rich, creamy depending on production methods, breed of animals, season, and diet. Can be tangy or creamy. Flavors of sheep’s milk, grass, and clover. Variety ranges from region to region, and producer to producer.
Colors White
Forms Blocks submerged in brine, barrels
Age 2 months to longer

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