- Feta cheese is defined as a soft, white, Greek cheese.
An example of feta is the cheese found in a gyro.
A plate of feta cheese.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: ; from Modern Greek (tyri) pheta ; from tyri, cheese (; from Classical Greek tyros) plush pheta ; from Italian fetta, a slice, ultimately ; from Classical Latin offa, a morsel, piece
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