The Greeks make a variety of cheeses, but there is no doubt that feta is their claim to fame in the cheese world. Feta is a Protected Designaton of Origin (PDO) food, meaning European law regulates its producton because it originated in Greece. True feta cheese is only manufactured in Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Central Greece, the Peloponnese and Lesvos and is made with either just sheep milk or a combinaton of sheep and goat milk. Feta can be creamy or dry, depending on how long it is aged. Afer two months of aging, blocks of feta are submerged in a brine soluton, enhancing the cheese’s characteristc salty, tangy taste.
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