Feta cheese is traditionally made from sheep's milk and is soaked in a salt brine. You'll find it in Greek pastries, salads and gratins, as well as mainstream American salads and even pizza. Feta doesn't slice well and is meant to be crumbled. Wrap it tightly and use it within a few days of purchase. Feta adds a salty, pungent taste to foods, so taste dishes before adding additional salt. Measuring feta may seem confusing, but is simple enough with either a kitchen scale or a measuring cup.
Things You'll Need
Glass measuring cup
Place whole feta cheese on a kitchen scale, and measure as follows: 1 ounce of whole feta equals 1/4 cup crumbled feta; 4 ounces equal 1 cup.
Measure crumbled feta cheese in a glass measuring cup. Fill the cup lightly with cheese and avoid compacting it for accurate measuring.
Measure small amounts of crumbled feta cheese with a measuring spoon. Some salad or sauce recipes call for just a tablespoon or two of cheese.
Soak feta in cold water to reduce the saltiness or choose a mild, soft cheese, such as aged chevre, mozzarella or Gouda.