Aphrodite Feta Barrel Aged In Brine

Picture of aphrodite feta barrel aged in brine
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Approx. Weight: 8.8 oz.
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryGreece
ImportedYes
MilkMixed
Pasteurized MilkYes
Vegetarian RennetYes
TextureSemi-soft

Aphrodite Traditional Barrel-Aged Feta selected by Will Studd is made in Greece from a combination of goat and ewe milk. Authentic handmade Greek barrel-ripened feta is rare, and it tastes different to modern feta matured in airtight tins. This cheese has been carefully ripened in small beech wood barrels using traditional techniques that date back to when nomadic shepherds roamed the hills of northern Greece.

The barrels enable small amounts of oxygen to reach the salted curds as they ferment, and the natural flora in the wooden staves helps to encourage a unique yeasty aroma. After 3 months maturation in the barrel, the feta develops a soft milky texture and a seriously creamy peppery finish that is complex and delightful.

In this age, barrel-ripened feta is produced by only a handful of small dairies in Greece due to the extensive skill and expense involved in production. Each barrel is filled with curd by hand. After the cheese has been removed, the barrels are broken down stave by stave, washed and rebuilt by a skilled cooper. This is truly a 'slow food' - you can taste the difference.


Ingredients:pasteurized sheep and goat's milk ,sea salt, culture, microbial rennet.