Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Baked (or BBQ) Feta Cheese (φέτα, beyaz Peynir)

This baked feta cheese is best made on a grill but we were tired of the rainy weather and decided to have our own BBQ indoors using the oven. Serve with bread as a side or use it as a main course for a vegetarian who wants to BBQ without the hamburgers and sausages.


Although a bit time consuming because of cooking time, this baked feta is very easy to make. All you need is a block of feta and some herbs. We used oregano, basil, garlic, rosemary, pepper, sweet paprika, and a little bit of seasoned salt.

Place the feta cheese (leave whole) on a good size piece of aluminum foil. Season generously.

Fold the aluminum foil to make a pouch for the cheese.

Place on the grill and let cook for 40 minutes or longer (cheese should be very very soft). If you are making this indoors, place in the oven at 200 C (about 400 F) for at least one hour. We have never been able to make our cheese turn out as good and soft in the oven but it is still very tasty.


Serve with a warmed and sliced baguette.

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