Different Types of Feta Cheese

types of feta cheese

If you’re planning a party for family and friends, there are plenty of types of feta to choose from. Knowing the basics about them can help you choose the best one for your event. Different types of feta come from different countries. For example, Greek fetas come from Greece, Italy fetas come from Italy, Spanish fetas come from Spain, and Hungarian fetas are a hybrid. Understanding the differences between the various types of feta will help you make the right choice for your party. Many cheesemakers produce and import their own types of feta, so if a country isn’t mentioned, consider another option.

Italian Feta

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This type of feta comes from Italy. Its distinctive creamy texture is what gives it its distinctive flavor. It’s commonly available in three grades: Gourmet, Regular, and Medium. Gourmet feta has a very mild, vanilla flavor, while the Regular feta has a mild to medium tangy flavor. Medium feta is the best for breads like muffins or croissants.

Greek Feta

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This type of feta is from Greece. Greek feta has a smooth and creamy texture with a mild taste. Its distinctive yellow color comes from minerals found in its milk. Greek feta is a popular ingredient in Greek salads and dishes. To find Greek feta in its true form, make sure to purchase it at an authentic food shop. When purchasing online, look for a watery yellow color that gradually changes color as it matures.

Mexican Feta

Similar to Greek feta cheese, Mexican feta cheese is from Mexico. Mexican feta has a mild buttery flavor and a smooth texture. It is often served with tacos and burritos.

Iranian Feta

An offshoot of Italian feta cheese, Iranian feta comes from the semi-soft white part of the goat cheese. Unlike its Italian counterpart, this type of cheese does not contain live yeast. Instead, it is made by rendering the meat. Because of this, the cheese has a milder taste and is not as rich in nutrients. In fact, it is a vegetarian cheese. The main benefit of this type of cheese, however, is its contribution to the tradition of sharing bread among family members.

Columbian Feta

One of the oldest types of feta cheese, Columbian feta is a semi-soft white cheese that is made in the regions of Puebla, Mexico. It has a pungent, nutty and spicy taste that is sometimes described as meeting the congealed ashes of old barns. This type of cheese comes from the Puebla area of Mexico. Columbian feta cheese has a pungent and smoky texture that is commonly referred to as “pizza cheese” due to its distinctive and rich flavor. It is also a good source of protein for vegetarians and is low in lactose.

Feta Brines

A brine that enhances the flavor and texture of the cheese is produced in the coastal regions of Southern Italy. The brine used in this type of cheese contains around 0.7% hydroxysulfate acids and has a faint odor. This type of brine is usually used to add saline flavor to tomato sauce. Its production is strictly controlled to maintain quality.

Feta Codeine

Feta curds are very similar to feta cheese. However, they have a stronger taste and aroma. The main difference between the two is that codeine has a stronger aroma. They are both a good source of caffeine and this is one of the reasons why they are popular as a soft drink. Another reason for their fame is their ability to relieve constipation, which is why people use them as a cure for indigestion.

Feta Kebabs

These are a vegetarian version of the traditional kebab. However, they contain ground meat that is mixed with cheese. They are considered as a good source of calcium for vegetarians or those who do not consume dairy products. Calcium is good for ensuring good bone health.


This type of cheese is made by pressing young, green almonds over hot water. They are cooked in the milk resulting in a pasteurized product. Almonds are high in nutrition and are a good source of proteins, fats, and calcium. This type of cheese is also a good source of vitamin A, which is necessary for good eyesight as well as for protecting the skin from damage. For years, the goat milk was used to prepare this type of cheese but nowadays, you can buy it prepared as a pasteurised product.

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