Feta—a crumbly, white cheese traditionally made from sheep's milk, or a combination of sheep and goat's milk—is a centerpiece of Mediterranean cuisine.
From the simple flavors of a classic Greek Salad to the more nuanced tastes of Greek Turkey Burgers, blending feta with herbs and spices including oregano and mint, and adding in some Greek yogurt, makes feta fantastic. What's so great about this cheese is its slightly salty taste—it has just the right amount of lift to be creamy and tart at the same time. This means that it is the perfect cheese in a Watermelon-and-Feta Orzo Salad, and it brings those same sensations to a plate of Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Feta Dressing.
Whether you prefer your feta sliced or cubed fresh off the block, crumbled in with some vegetables, or mixed into an incredible spread, its subtle flavors mean that it is a great complement to foods like shrimp and chicken. Since it pairs well with fresh fruits and vegetables, you'll also want to dig in to a serving of Grilled Peach-and-Feta Salad, or Feta Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado: both make great summer quick-fix supper sides. Savor every bite of this great cheese.