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A staple ingredient of Greek cuisine, recipes with feta cheese, are varied and plentiful thanks to the versatility of the crumbly white sheep cheese.
Feta can be used as a table cheese, crumbled over meat, pasta or vegetarian dishes, baked or fried. It's also great served on pizza or pie or simply with olive oil, roasted red peppers and nuts.
To be sure you've got the authentic version check that the EU logo that confirms the cheese has a 'Protected Designation of Origin' meaning that it has been made according to strict rules regarding authenticity.
Feta also stores well in the fridge for a long time making it a great go to pantry ingredient. And if you're stuck for inspiration, other than the much loved Greek salad, here's just what you can magic up with a delicious piece of feta:
This authentic savoury Greek dish is usually served with mezze or alongside meat dishes. It's an easy but tasty dish prepared with feta, ripe tomatoes and olive oil.
If you're a lasagna fan why not try this variation on a theme when you feel like a lighter but equally delicious version. It's extremely easy to make and totally vegetarian.
Try this delicous looking feta packed sandwich for lunch, all you need are tomatoes, feta cheese, olives and rye bread.
This fresh and vibrant Mediteranean salad is a meal in itself, dressed with good quality virgin olive oil, serve it with some good quality bread for mopping up the all those juices.
A family favourite, includes turkey breast marinated in honey served with feta cheese stuffed mushrooms.
This simple shrimp gratin with tomato, spices and crumbled feta cheese will satisfy all those cravings for Greek food.