Feta is one of the most popular pickled cheeses in the world, according to R.K. Robinson and A.Y. Tamine, authors of Feta and Related Cheeses.

A Greek brined cheese, it’s usually made from sheep’s milk, but goat’s milk is sometimes added in European varieties. Many U.S. brands are made from cow’s milk.

Usually associated with Mediterranean cuisine, crumbly feta may be mild or sharp, but it’s always pleasingly salty. Several organic brands are available, including Organic Valley (made from cow’s milk).

Topping a salad with organic feta is one of the best ways to introduce this cheese to your family. Also check out these culinary ideas:

Get off to a good start with these recipes from our organic blog:

  1. Turkish Stuffed Eggplant
  2. Greek-Style Beet Salad
  3. Greek Pasta Salad
  4. Watermelon Salad with Thai Basil and Feta
  5. Feta-Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
  6. Romaine, Pecan and Pear Salad
  7. Gazpacho Salad