A white semisoft cheese usually made of goat's or sheep's milk and often preserved in brine.
Origin of fetaModern Greek (turi) pheta, (cheese) slice, from Italian fetta, slice, from *offetta, diminutive of *offa, from Latin offa, morsel of food.
(countable and uncountable, plural fetas)
- A variety of curd cheese made from sheep's or goat's milk and originating from Greece.
Variant of feta (cheese)
a soft, white cheese first made in Greece
Origin of feta (cheese); from Modern Greek (tyri) pheta ; from tyri, cheese (; from Classical Greek tyros) + pheta ; from Italian fetta, a slice, ultimately ; from Classical Latin offa, a morsel, piece