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Authentic Greek Feta

February 9, 2011

I had a great surprise when I walked into a Greek gyro shop in Poughkeepsie this past weekend.  Kavos is run by 2 brothers who offer authentic Greek gyros (Amazing…) among other specialties such as homemade hummus and tabbouleh.  So why am I writing about this?  The Feta…

Good feta is hard to find.  Most of the generic feta that you find in a grocery store tends to be overly dry and quite salty to the point of overbearing.  This pasteurized goat’s milk feta,  Agrafiotiko which is imported from the city of Larissa,  has just the right amount of salt and tangy bite on the front end, but the finish is really amazing.

Although there is that definitive dry and crumbly texture, the cheese melts on your tongue with an incredibly creamy finish. I tried the feta two ways.  Straight up and then drizzled with Greek olive oil and oregano.  Difficult to choose which I preferred, so let’s just say….both…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2011 12:10 pm

    We got take-out from a local Mediterranean market for Super Bowl Sunday, and they had the most amazing double-cream Greek feta. It should be a crime to label that stuff in the supermarket feta!

    • February 11, 2011 12:54 pm

      I agree 100%. Good feta is soooo good… The stuff sold in most supermarkets is almost like chewing on a dry, crumbly salt lick.

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