Marinated Feta Cheese With Herbs and Garlic
Dec 19, 2019, Updated Dec 22, 2021
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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.
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.
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
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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