As you know, it would be easier for me to give up sweets (including chocolate!) than cheese! I am an absolute cheeseaholic… And I like all of them. Obviously, I do have my preferences and you also know that Gorgonzola is my all time favourite cheese. I like strong flavoured cheeses in general and feta is one of them. As I like them strong, I prefer sheep’s milk feta… but you can use your favourite kind. My mum used to buy marinated feta in jars at the supermarket, until she realised that making it at home was much easier and, above all, you could flavour it to your liking. Today’s recipe is my version of marinated feta and it has all the Mediterranean aromas that I like so much. It is a very simple recipe, but it makes for an awesome appetiser. Serve it on some crusty bread, drizzled with its own extra virgin olive oil and herbs and enjoy!
How to make some scrumptious Marinated Feta at home!
- 250 gms – 9 oz. feta I like sheep’s milk feta the most
- ½ tsp peppercorns
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp dry oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 small garlic clove
- Extra virgin olive oil enough to cover the feta
Cut the feta into 3 cm – 1 ¼ inch cubes.
In a jar, mix together the spices, herbs and garlic clove. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix well.
Add the cubed feta and cover it with more extra virgin olive oil.
Refrigerate at least overnight before serving.
Serve with some crusty bread, like my ciabatta. Make sure to soak up the oil too: it’s delicious!
Gourmet Getaways says
Love the photos, Manu. Yes, these feta will be great for ciabatta and in our salads, yum!!
Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx