Feta (Greek: φέτα) is a brined curd cheese traditionally made in Greece. Since 2002, feta has been a protected designation of origin product. According to the relevant EU legislation, only those cheeses produced in a traditional way in some areas of Greece (mainland and the island of Lesvos), and made from sheep's milk, or from a mixture of sheep's and goats’ milk (up to 30%) of the same area, may bear the name "feta".
However, similar white brined cheeses (often called 'white cheese' in various languages) are found in the eastern Mediterranean and around the Black Sea. Similar white cheeses produced outside the EU are often made partly or wholly of cow's milk, and they are sometimes called 'feta'.
Feta is an aged crumbly cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture. It is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads (e.g the Greek salad), pastries and in baking, notably in the popular phyllo-based dishes spanakopita ("spinach pie") andtyropita ("cheese pie") and combined with olive oil and vegetables. It can also be served cooked or grilled, as part of a sandwich or as a salty alternative to other cheeses in a variety of dishes.
I bought Greek´s feta cheese made from goat´s milk and made this cherry tomato salad - an adaptation from Simple Feta Cheese Salad from Allrecipe.com.
Feta cheese is a already salty so be careful when you add salt into any dishes using feta cheese. I didn't add any salt in this salad recipe
My salad recipe goes as below:
3 tbs crumbled feta cheese
8 cherry tomatoes - thinly sliced
1/2 onion - diced
a handful coriander leaves - chopped
a handful mint leaves - chopped
a handful of mix seeds (sunflowers, pumpkins)
1 tbs olive oil
some lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Serve immediately.