feta(redirected from Feta (cheese))
A white semisoft cheese usually made of goat's or sheep's milk and often preserved in brine.
[Modern Greek (turi) pheta, (cheese) slice, from Italian fetta, slice, from *offetta, diminutive of *offa, from Latin offa, morsel of food.]
(Cookery) a white sheep or goat cheese popular in Greece
[Modern Greek, from the phrase turi pheta, from turi cheese + pheta, from Italian fetta a slice]
a soft, crumbly, white brine-cured Greek cheese usu. made from sheep's or goat's milk.
[1935–40; < Modern Greek, short for tyrì phéta=tyrí cheese (Greek tyrós) + phéta slice < Italian fetta]