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 cucumber, red onion, herbs, feta and pine nuts. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Sheep’s milk feta is traditional in spanakopita, but any salty, crumbly or grated cheese, including the vegan kind, is great here. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 Remove from oven, top with feta and parsley, and serve with couscous. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 10 Dec. 2019 Then drive over to Western Culture Farmstead & Creamery for some fresh feta and chevre and to coo over the adorable baby goats (westernculturefarmstead.com). Ryan Haase, WSJ, 13 May 2021 Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the feta and mint. Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 Puree feta and yogurt in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute. Kate Merker, Country Living, 7 May 2021 After cherry tomatoes and a block of feta are baked with olive oil, salt, and crushed red pepper, the ingredients form a salty-sweet sauce ready to be tossed with cooked pasta and fresh basil. BostonGlobe.com, 2 May 2021 In the beginning, I was lost without my favorite flavor boosting ingredients; a tangy feta, a creamy greek yogurt or a funky acidic buttermilk. Kyle Beechey, SELF, 27 Mar. 2021

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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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19 Jun 2021

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“Feta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feta. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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