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

Examples of feta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add 1 cup of the feta and about half of the mint; gently toss. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2022 Arrange thin slices of watermelon on a platter, douse with white balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt, then top with thin shards of feta and a drizzle of olive oil. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Stir in feta or grated Parm and tomatoes and olives, if using. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2022 Lee Hennessy, an out trans man, takes his goat’s milk and goat cheese to the next level using traditional cheesemaking practices—the Bulgarian feta is a must-try. Bon Appétit, 22 June 2022 Prep note: Use hot water bath to hold knife in between cutting feta. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2022 Jibneh often suggests feta with less salt, with a softer texture and an affinity for melting. New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022 While the scallions cool, add 5.5 ounces crumbled feta, ½ cup sour cream, another ¼ tsp. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 19 Apr. 2022 The Parmesan-pecan crackers, feta and onion jam tart bites, and ramen Chex mix are all invited to my beach shindig. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Feta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feta. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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