Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bottling the feta

My feta has been maturing in some brine for a few weeks, now. I tasted it and even though it's a week short of the recommended brining time, I think it tastes really good, so I decided to put it in oil today.

Here's a couple of reminders of what I did. Brining and Making. The making post was actually when we made it over at our friends house ( we've half eaten that batch!) I made it again - all by myself, terribly brave - a few days later.

It's been in the fridge, doing its stuff for three weeks. I checked on them daily to begin with then sort of forgot about them!

We like to add a bit of rosemary to the oil. So I nipped out to the garden and picked some, then chopped it up a wee bit.


Then I drained the brine from the feta and crumbled the feta into chunks. I find it's better to just break bits off rather than cut it with a knife.


Next the feta and rosemary goes into a sterilized jar and the extra virgin olive oil is added.


YUM YUM YUM!



 So, ok I slightly overestimated the size of jar I would need, but you could also put this into much smaller jars and give as pressies. We use a big jar cos it's all in one place and you just use a long handled spoon to get the feta out. I added some of our older stuff to the Jamie's lasagne I made the other night and it was lovely.









10 comments:

  1. I love the knife in the picture. Is that a Global? I have a Global chef knife and it is great!

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    1. it is. Lloyd loves global knives, we've got several of them... should say we've bought them over years!! But they last for ever. :)

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  2. That looks amazing, we love feta and am off to read your other posts about it. I like the rosemary idea, would add a lovely flavour :)

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    1. it does taste really scrummy and it's the easiest cheese to make - we've had a lot of success with it. However, we've had NO success trying to make hard cheese!!

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  3. Making your own feta - how cool! I love the jar too - great labelling idea!

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    1. yea, I've got a wee bit carried away labelling everything with chalk paint!

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  4. That looks truly delicious - I have not been brave enough to make my own cheeses yet...one day. I've got a tough crowd here too - very fad eaters so I never know if they are into it or not!

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    1. Honestly If I can make it anyone can! You could just make a small amount and eat it yourself!

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  5. I don't eat cheesesy cheeses, but I'd have a go at this lot, just coz..:-)

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    1. I think you's actually quite like it - it's not strong and sort of crumbly and creamy at the same time!

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