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[fet-uh] /ˈfɛt ə/
a soft, white, brine-cured Greek cheese made from sheep's milk or goat's milk.
Origin of feta
1935-40; < Modern Greek, short for tyrì phéta, equivalent to tyrí cheese (Greek tyrós) + phéta slice < Italian fetta (see fettuccine) Unabridged
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  • Spread feta cheese on each, put yellow cheese on top of the one and cover with the other.
  • Once marinated, the soy feta can be refrigerated up to a week.
  • Drain and discard the marinade before using the feta.
  • Day two was a continuation of the soft cheese production and the start of feta and mozzarella cheese.
British Dictionary definitions for feta


a white sheep or goat cheese popular in Greece
Word Origin
Modern Greek, from the phrase turi pheta, from turi cheese + pheta, from Italian fetta a slice
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