Monday, April 20, 2009

A note about feta.

I love feta cheese. Love love love. Lately, I've been using more of it in my cooking since I've turned to Mediterranean recipes for low/good fat dinners. A note about feta:

Sheep are the most important dairy animal in the Mediterranean. In much of the Middle East, the sheep’s milk cheese of choice is feta. Look for imported sheep’s milk feta cheese which has been barrel aged. To feta aficionados, there is no comparison between artisnal-barrel aged feta and the feta produced in huge automated factories. However, given the expense and in some areas the unavailability of barrel-aged feta, feta cheese imported from Greece, France and Bulgaria are your next best bet.

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