Check out our guide to feta cheese, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about paneer, polenta and tempeh.

What is feta cheese?

Feta is a well known Greek cheese and has protected designation of origin (PDO). It is produced in a traditional way in parts of mainland Greece, as well as some of the islands. Feta is made from sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep’s and goat’s milk. Although it is savoury and salty, it works really well with sweet jams, chutneys and fruit. Watermelon and feta salad sprinkled with Greek basil is delicious.

Where to buy feta cheese

Kolios Greek feta cheese, £3.44/200g, olive shop

Odysea Greek feta cubes, £2.85/150g, Waitrose

Feta cheese recipes

Check out plenty more feta recipe inspiration.

Baked feta pasta

Creamy feta, tomatoes and olives come together in this super simple pasta bake. Casarecce or gemelli pasta shapes work well here, as does a rocket salad served on the side.

Baked feta pasta with tomatoes and olives, in a baking dish

Greek salad

Feta stars in this absolute classic salad, which always makes a delicious lunch. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar, as well as top-notch feta, of course.

Greek salad

Baked feta with roasted grapes and rosemary

Salty feta and sweet, juicy roasted grapes are a match made in heaven in this simple starter – with zero prep time on the day it’s the perfect dinner party dish.

Baked feta with grapes and rosemary


Check out this traditional Greek spanakopita pie, stuffed with feta, spring onion, leek and spinach. It's an easy recipe using thin filo pastry for a lovely crunch once baked.

Spanakopita Recipe

Baked feta salad

The salty tang of feta is offset by sweet fresh figs and nutty almonds in Rosie Birkett’s colourful summer salad.

A large white serving plate filled with green leaves and topped with halved figs and a block of baked feta