Olive or Canola oil
Your choice of herbs
Cut or break cheese into 1/2 to 1 inch chunks.
Layer herbs, cheese, herbs, cheese until the jar is full.
Pour oil over the cheese and herbs. Make sure cheese is completely covered. Wipe the rim of the jar clean and screw on a clean lid. Air won't be able to get in, so the cheese won't spoil.
Place marinated feta in the refrigerator. Enjoy this feta cheese straight out of the jar, on crackers or crumbled onto your favorite salad. The cheese gets better with age and will keep for two months. The leftover oil can be used to make salad dressing.
*Suggested Herbs: rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, marjoram, basil, oregano, fresh cloves of garlic, peppercorns. You can add dried tomatoes, hot peppers or onions. One favorite is a combination of dried tomatoes, garlic cloves and fresh basil leaves.
From the book: Cheese Making at Home
Homestead Craft & Skills Curriculum
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