Cheese Upgrade: Try This Marinated Feta Recipe

Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Tangy feta preserved in herb-infused olive oil

marinated feta recipe
Photo: Charlotte Lasceve
Add fresh herbs to olive oil for a feta preservation technique you'll use over and over.

You're always going to need to know the basics, so you might as well master them. That's why we picked up From Scratch, a book of classic recipes for preserves, pickles, spreads, charcuterie and more by French cookbook authors Laurence and Gilles Laurendon. Preserving tangy feta cheese in olive oil enhances its flavor and makes it even more delicious crumbled in a salad or spread on bread.

Reprinted with permission from From Scratch

Servings: 18 ounces


7 ounces Feta cheese
3/4 cup olive oil
1 - 2 teaspoons dried thyme and oregano
sterilized jar
  1. Cut the feta into small cubes.
  2. Put the feta in the jar one cube at a time, sprinkling in some herbs after every few pieces.
  3. Cover the feta with olive oil.
  4. Seal the jar and store it in a cool spot (not as cool as the refrigerator — the cold temperature will cause the oil to congeal).
  5. Wait at least 10 days before eating. 

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