Feta, (also spelled fetta) is a brined curd cheese traditionally made in Greece with goat or sheep’s milk. Since 2005, feta has been a protected designation or origin in the European Union, and defined as having at least 70% sheep’s milk, with the remainder being goat’s milk. Outside the EU, cheeses sold as ‘feta’ may include cow’s milk, or even be comprised of exclusively cow’s milk.

Feta is an aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture. It is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads, pastries and in baking.