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Cheese To Use For Whipped Feta

Asked by heybranny. Answered on 6th October 2017

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What kind of feta do you recommend using for the Whipped Feta recipe in At My Table? I love the Danish version of feta - would this work well?

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Nigella's Whipped Feta Toasts (from AT MY TABLE) has good toasted bread topped with a creamy, tangy cheese spread made from feta cheese and Greek yogurt. The feta cheese used is the brined feta cheese that is usually sold in blocks. It may have a few small holes in the cheese and should crumble easily.

Greek Feta cheese is made with sheep's milk (or sometimes a mixture of sheep and goat's milk) and has Protected Designation of Origin status. The slightly sharp, tangy flavour and crumbly texture means that we would prefer to use this form of feta for the recipe. There are similar brined cheeses available and the Danish version is usually made with cow's milk so has a milder, slightly creamier flavour. Some of the brined cheeses are also less crumbly than Greek feta so will not whip quite as well. It should be fine to use the alternative type of cheese for the Whipped Feta Toasts as long as it crumbles easily, though bear in mind the flavour will be slightly different.

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