noun, often capitalized
fe·​ta | \ ˈfe-tə How to pronounce feta (audio) , ˈfe-ˌtä\

Definition of feta

: a white moderately hard and crumbly Greek cheese made from sheep's or goat's milk and cured in brine

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Fold in 1 cup crumbled feta and ½ cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Louisa Shafia, WSJ, "America’s Most Satisfying Salad," 27 Sep. 2018 The couscous is fluffy and studded with sweet potato and sundried tomato, while the Greek salad comes complete with cubes of feta, slivers of almond and colorful pomegranate seeds. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 Top with 1 cup halved grape tomatoes, ¼ cup crumbled feta, ¼ chopped English cucumber, 2 Tbsp kalamata halved olives, and ½ cup baby arugula. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Chickpea Greek Salad," 23 Jan. 2019 The sweet, refreshing melon balances out the saltiness of the feta and the mint keeps everything nice and refreshing. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Recipes Everyone Is Making this Summer, According to Pinterest," 7 June 2018 Add the feta, olives, and cooked bread cubes to the bowl with the salad and add the vinaigrette and toss lightly. House Beautiful, "Ina Garten's Greek Panzanella Recipe," 28 Aug. 2010 Meanwhile, make relish: In food processor, puree pickled peppers, feta, scallion and vinegar. Form sliders with rolls, lettuce, relish and patties. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lamb Sliders with Pepper Relish," 26 Nov. 2018 Scrape the mixture into a medium bowl, add most of the mint and most of the remaining ⅔ cup feta and stir to mix. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Three summer dips featuring red lentils," 22 June 2018 Transfer to prepared dish, sprinkle with feta and bake (or cover and refrigerate overnight). Tiffani Thiessen, Good Housekeeping, "Make-Ahead Sausage and Egg Casserole," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of feta

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feta

Modern Greek (tyri) pheta, from tyri cheese + pheta slice, from Italian fetta — more at fettuccine

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English Language Learners Definition of feta

: a type of white Greek cheese that is made from sheep's or goat's milk

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