Handmade Feta Cheese Recipe

Learn to make this delicious tangy and salty feta cheese that is perfectly aged in a saltwater brine.

By Ricki Carroll and Sarah Carroll
August 2018

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 Say Cheese (Storey Publishing, 2018) by Ricki Carroll and Sarah Carroll is a guide to cheese making packed with step-by-step photos, fun facts, and instructions for teaching kids the magic of kitchen chemistry and lifelong cooking skills.  Kids learn about cheese history, about animals that make cheese possible, and uncover the science behind cheese making through recipes from around the world including ricotta, feta, and cream cheese.

You can purchase this book from the Grit store: Say Cheese!

Because it is aged in brine (a saltwater solution), feta tastes salty and tangy. The texture can be semisoft to semi hard, depending on the milk used, the amount of drainage, and how long it’s left in the brine. Now popular in many places, feta comes from Greece, where it is traditionally made with sheep’s milk.