Marinated Feta Cheese With Herbs and Garlic

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Attention cheese-lovers! Are you ready to take cheese to the next level of deliciousness? Marinating feta cheese in olive oil, herbs, and garlic takes the flavors from good to amazing! And the best part? It couldn’t be any easier.

Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbs and Garlic

What You’ll Need

You’ll need just a few simple things to marinate feta cheese. First, a mason jar and lid (or something similar). In our recipe, we used an eight-ounce mason jar. You can use a larger container, but you’ll need to increase your ingredient quantities accordingly.

You’ll need just a few ingredients. You can use whatever herbs you’d like but we recommend fresh thyme and fresh oregano. Some minced garlic and freshly ground pepper is a great addition, regardless of which herbs you choose. And some good-quality olive oil is mandatory.

Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbs and Garlic

How To Marinate Feta Cheese

Begin by cutting your feta cheese into flat squares — about 1/4 inch thick and two inches wide.

Then, place a small amount of the olive oil into your jar, about 1/4 inch. The bottom should be fully covered.

Next, place a square of feta cheese into the jar. Layer some of the herbs, garlic, and fresh pepper on top. Place another piece of feta cheese on top and repeat this step until the jar is full. For an eight-ounce jar, it’s about 3 layers.

Finally, fill the jar to the top with olive oil. Cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate overnight, allowing the cheese to marinate in the herby mixture. The longer that the cheese marinates, the stronger the flavors will be.

Serve marinated feta cheese on crackers or crusty bread. It makes a great snack or appetizer. Little jars of marinated feta cheese also make wonderful gifts! Tie a ribbon on the jar and pass out to your neighbors and co-workers during the holiday season.

Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbs and Garlic

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Marinated Feta Cheese With Herbs

Prep Time5 minutes
Resting Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Servings1 8 oz mason jar


  • mason jars


  • 4 oz feta cut into squares
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • fresh pepper to taste


  • Place about 1/4" of olive oil into an 8 oz mason jar, making sure the bottom is fully coated.
  • Place a square of feta into the jar. Place 1 sprig of thyme and oregano on top. Add about 1/3 of the garlic and a pinch of black pepper. Repeat this step, forming layers, about 3 times or until the jar is full.
  • Add remaining olive oil to the jar, until the feat is covered. Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight, allowing the feta to marinate and intensify in flavor.


Store in refrigerator and used within three days. Discard after two hours at room temperature. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: easy recipe, gift idea
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Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbs and Garlic

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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