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Varieties

Feta-style cheeses are produced throughout southeastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East--in Greece, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Croatia, Romania, Turkey, Israel, and Egypt (where the milk may come from cows or buffalo). There are three different types of feta:

  • Feta made primarily from sheep's milk.

  • Feta made from cows' milk in the traditional manner, which retains the characteristic crumbly texture and salty taste.

  • Cheese described as feta, but that is manufactured using modern ultrafiltration methods, which produce a cheese with a somewhat different structure.

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