What is Feta PDO?
Feta is a white brined cheese that is traditionally produced in Greece from sheep’s milk, or a mixture of sheep and up to 30% goat’s milk and is recognised as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product.
It is Greece’s flagship national product, as it reflects the country’s dietary tradition and gastronomy being directly related to Greek history and customs.
How is Feta PDO made?
Feta PDO is made of fresh or pasteurized sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep and up to 30% goat’s milk. Following are the stages of milk curding, straining, salting, after which feta is placed in wooden barrels or special metallic tins filled with brine where it is left to mature for a period of at least two months. During maturation period Feta acquires its unique aromas and distinctive flavor variations: hard or soft, at times salty, peppery or spicy.
Nutritional value of Feta
Feta PDO is the ideal gustatory suggestion for your cooking creations, while, at the same time, by introducing it to your daily diet you can take advantage of the high nutritional benefits that consumption of dairy products has to offer within a balanced diet, as they are rich in calcium and proteins. Feta also contains Phosphorus, Vitamin A and B complex vitamins.
|Nutrition facts||per 100 gr|
|Calories||1072 kJ/257 kcal|
|of which saturated||16 g|
|of which sugars||2 g|
The above values are indicative and may vary per producer