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Φέτα ΠΟΠ

      Feta PDO













Feta is undoubtedly one of the most famous Greek cheeses. In fact, Feta occupies 70% stake in Greek cheese consumption. The cheese is protected by EU legislations and only those cheeses manufactured in Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Central Mainland Greece, the Peloponnese and Lesvos can be called ‘feta’. Similar cheeses produced elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean and around the Black Sea, outside the EU, are often called ‘white cheese’.



Description



Feta is a soft brined white cheese with small or no holes, a compact touch, few cuts, and no skin. It is usually formed into large blocks, which are submerged in brine.

Feta is traditionally categorized into "firm" and "soft" varieties. The firm variety is tangier and considered higher quality. The soft variety is almost soft enough to be spreadable, mostly used in pies and sold at a cheaper price. When sliced, feta always produces a varying amount of trímma, "crumble", which is also used in pies; trímma is not sellable and is usually given away for free upon request.

High-quality feta should have a creamy texture when sampled, and aromas of ewe's milk, butter, and yoghurt. In the mouth it is tangy, slightly salty, and mildly sour, with a spicy finish that recalls pepper and ginger, as well as a hint of sweetness.



Cooking



The cheese can be used a table cheese or melted on a traditional Greek salad, spanakopita, pizza or pie. It tastes delicious with olive oil, roasted red peppers and nuts. If required, it can be washed under water to remove the extra saltiness. The salty flavour of Feta pairs well with beer, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.




Certification



PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)(ES). Protected designation of origińe (PDO) stands for a product for which the principal steps for production are done following a well-established technique within the same geographical area, which gives the product its characteristics. Year of registration 2002


Vegetarian



  No


Dietary product



  Partial


Lactose-free product



  No



NUTRITIONAL VALUE




Calories



   160 - 289 kcal per 100 gr.


Protein



   14 gr. per 100 gr.


Fats



   30 - 45 gr. per 100 gr.


Fat in dry matter



   16 %


Carbohydrates



   4.09 gr. per 100 gr.


Acidity. Hydrogen index of the pH.



   4.4 - 4.6 pH


Saturated acids



   14.95 gr. per 100 gr.


Cholesterol



   89 mg. per 100 gr.


Water



   55.22 gr. per 100 gr.


Ash



   5.2 gr. per 100 gr.



MACRONUTRIENTS




(Ca) Calcium



  493 mg. ( 44% )*


(K) Potassium



  62 mg. ( 30% )*


(Mg) Magnesium



  19 mg. ( 46% )*


(Na) Sodium



  917 - 1116 mg. ( + 25% )*


(P) Phosphorus



  337 mg. ( 33% )*



Dietary element




(Cu) Copper



  32 mcg. ( 54% )*


(Fe) Iron



  0.65 mg. ( 35% )*


(Mn) Manganese



  0.028 mg. ( 72% )*


(Se) Selenium



  15 mcg. ( 3% )*


(Zn) Zinc



  2.9 mg. ( 28% )*



VITAMINS




(A) Retino.



  125 mcg. ( 57% )*


(B2) Riboflavin.



  0.84 mg. ( + 180% )*


(B5) Pantothenic acid.



   0.97 mg. per 100 gr.


(B6) Pyridoxine.



  0.42 mg. ( + 320% )*


(B9) Folatsin..



  32 mcg. ( + 68% )*


(B12) Cobalamin.



  1.7 mcg. ( + 21% )*


(D) Calciferol



   0.4 mcg.


(E) Tocopherol



  0.18 mg. ( 64% )*


*(the difference from the average value)



Statistics



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18 08 2016 -  Date of publication of this article
29 12 2016 -  Date of last edit


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