A white semisoft cheese usually made of goat's or sheep's milk and often preserved in brine.
A variety of curd cheese made from sheep's or goat's milk and originating from Greece.
Origin of feta
- Modern Greek (turi) pheta (cheese) slice from Italian fetta slice from offetta diminutive of *offa from Latin offa morsel of food
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition