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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Greek Cooking / Evelyn, how is your fav. feta cheese packed in Greece?
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    Evelyn, how is your fav. feta cheese packed in Greece?

    Zurie
    Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:27 am
    Forum Host
    In South Africa most feta comes in wheels of about 80 - 100 g, packed as 500g weights, in a light brine, in round plastic containers. This means I always have to pat a wheel dry with kitchen paper before using it.

    Fortunately a "dry" feta has come on to the market, fine quality, sealed airtight with no brine.

    So I wondered how you buy feta, and which you prefer.

    I don't think I've seen feta sold by the block at delis or markets.
    evelyn/athens
    Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:37 am
    Forum Host
    Here, it is sold in large barrels, basically by the block, with people asking for the weight cheese they desire and the grocer cutting it off and wrapping it up, basically dry (there is always some moisture clinging to the cheese).

    I usually buy a 700 gram block a week as this is the amount that mostly gets us through the week...by mostly I mean for eating at table and using in sandwiches (we all love feta sandwiches, the feta sprinkled with dried Greek oregano). If I need more to make a pita, I have to buy more. icon_smile.gif

    I have never seen it available here in rounds.
    Zurie
    Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:01 pm
    Forum Host
    Thank you, Eveyn!

    (Due to present family problems I tend to check my forums only, and just about forget about questions asked elsewhere -- I'm sorry to be so late to answer).

    Obviously, the feta process differ widely, and the Greek way must be THE genuine thing.

    I would love to taste the real Greek feta!! In the meantime, it is the one single cheese I am never without! I hope and believe that -- even if an imitation -- in this global village we live in now, what I get is a good imitation of your feta!! icon_wink.gif icon_biggrin.gif
    NY Yiayia
    Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:51 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I have a funny story about feta. We always buy Arahova feta in New York. After visiting Delphi while in Greece a couple of years ago we were driving north to Kastoria and found ourselves in the town of Arahova. We just had to stop and have lunch. We told the owner of the taverna that we love Arahova feta and always buy it in NY. He could not believe it and said it was impossible. We assured him that its quality if known across the Atlantic.
    NY Yiayia
    Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:54 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Not meaning to sabotage this thread, but I would like to add a message to Evelyn,since I read that you don't read other forums. I would just like to say that I have been making your melomakarona recipe several times a year since I found it on this site. It never fails me and has become a favorite of our family. I am sorry I have forgotten to return over the months to see what other wonderful recipes you have posted. You are the best and this am putting it on the top of my list to check regularly.

    I wish you and your family well and thank you again.
    Mary
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