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Old 08-24-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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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.

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Old 08-24-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Greek feta is worlds better than most of the crap out there.
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Feta can come from other countries. I personally am not a huge fan of Greeek feta. I am in love with French feta and Bulgarian is a close second.

Yes I understand it's a protected EU name type thing but whatever. Do you never eat American cheddar?
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Good info. Can anyone recommed a true feta that is widely available?
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:11 PM
 
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Feta can come from other countries. I personally am not a huge fan of Greeek feta. I am in love with French feta and Bulgarian is a close second.

Yes I understand it's a protected EU name type thing but whatever. Do you never eat American cheddar?


I had a feta cheese tasting a few years back and Bulgarian was generally preferred with the French and Wisconsin versions finishing second. The Greek cheese did not show.

I don't care for the French version as much as it is just too creamy and a bit less crumbly.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I get so fed up with seeing "Authentic Greek Feta" on the label and it's from cow's milk. Yuck.


Once I had feta made with sheep milk, I can't stand the other stuff anymore. That is one of the little things I splurge on.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I looked under google images greek feta GDO

many brands showed up but none is available in my area...
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I looked under google images greek feta GDO

many brands showed up but none is available in my area...

If you have Publix anywhere around you can get Vigo feta there (in a blue and white container) and it is made with sheep's milk. Don't think it's GDO, but it is sheep milk and very good.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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If you have Publix anywhere around you can get Vigo feta there (in a blue and white container) and it is made with sheep's milk. Don't think it's GDO, but it is sheep milk and very good.

Thank you
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Interesting. I'll have to look for the Vigo at a few stores.
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