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Old 08-27-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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"Pastures of Eden" brand feta from Trader Joe's is simply wonderful. I never cared for feta before trying this. Super creamy and delicious. It is made in Israel of sheep's milk.
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Old 08-27-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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FYI

Saw recently that some products labeled feta cheese are not true feta, which is made from sheep's milk only in Greece.

GDO must be on the label for the product to be real feta...others are called "salad cheese".

Group designation of origin is what GDO stands for...

Just checked the feta I have from Athens brand...
GDO NOT LISTED, so this is a fakeO feta and it tastes fake too...not at all strong or briny or distinct.

In the US, only 2% of the feta eaten is true feta according to Atalanta Corp. online site, a cheese importer.
I like Bulgarian feta the best. Greek is good too. Athens and similar brands are crap and donít taste anything like real feta.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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Yup.... Bulgarian all the way. Much creamier. Being from the Balkans I grew up eating all sorts of feta and the Greek one is among the varieties I didn't care much for. But it's fine for crumbling and mixing with beaten eggs and fying up. The heat softens it a great deal.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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"Pastures of Eden" brand feta from Trader Joe's is simply wonderful. I never cared for feta before trying this. Super creamy and delicious. It is made in Israel of sheep's milk.

Unfortunately, nearest Trader Joe's that I know of is about 90 miles away.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Man, reading some of these threads makes me realize how much of a foodie I'm NOT. Apparently you can make your own butter and feta cheese doesn't always come from Greece. Who knew? :-)
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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I'm probably in the minority: domestic feta is my favorite variety. Its texture and flavor isn't the most delicate, but what I use feta for, it's perfect. It goes wonderfully in scrambled eggs; in a tomato, cucumber, and onion salad; or for a salty kick in a grilled cheese sandwich. Don't get me wrong: I like imported feta varieties too, especially to put on a cracker, although I find French feta too soft and too sour. But I rarely buy them, since domestic suits me just fine on most occasions.
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