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 (fĕt′ə, fā′tə)
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.]
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(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]
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(ˈfɛt ə)

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]
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[ˈfetə] N (also feta cheese) → feta m
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[ˈfɛtə] nfeta f
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feta (cheese)

nFeta(käse) m
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The European Commission has ruled that only cheese made in Greece can be sold under the name of feta, a decision which will affect Danish producers of the soft cheese.
The product consists of chopped spinach and creamy feta inside a rectangular puff pastry case which is dressed with a light sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Naturally, feta isn't really new, except to most American palates.
MINTY BEETROOT FETA SALAD A light, refreshing salad with the goodness of beetroot and the zing of feta is what you need after the heavy meals of Eid!
Lucas Hollweg (left) and the ruby chard with lemon and feta dish from his book, Good Things To Eat by (Harper Collins, pounds 20)
Divide the salad between 2 plates and scatter with the remaining feta cubes and peas.
Cut the feta into cubes and half or quarter the artichokes if they are too big.
Mix together the carrots, couscous and mint, then fold in the feta cheese.
A UK food producer spoke of her disappointment after an EU ruling stopped her using the name 'feta' on her cheese.
This salad is a variation on a few themes, the classic melon and Parma ham, and the more recently concocted watermelon and feta. Another twist I like to throw in is that I briefly saute the feta for a 30 seconds to release its flavour while adding heat, and a bit of squidgyness to the dish which is interesting.
has added two new Epic Feta Cheeses to their popular line.
France's Agriculture Minister, Herve Gaymard, is thought to be on the point of appealing to the European Union Court of Justice to demand the cancellation of the European Union decision reserving the designation "feta" solely for cheese produced in Greece.