10 Jan Mmh, Cheese! | Fairview Feta
Do cheese shops and carts intimidate you? Where do you even begin when it comes to fancy cheeses? That’s okay! As with any niche, it can be truly overwhelming to figure out the difference between your blue and white moulds. Lucky for us, you’ve come to the right place. It should come as no surprise that here at Fairview, we are cheese makers and lovers, and are happy to spin around the cheese wheel with you! Just remember that we are speaking in relatively general terms, and there is always room for discrepancies!
– In the European Union, only feta made in Greece is legally allowed to be called Feta
-Traditional Feta cheese is produced using a minimum of 70% sheep’s milk with up to 30% goats’ milk
-There is mention of Feta cheese in Homer’s Odyssey, written 800 BC
-In Greek mythology, the Cyclops Polyphemus is credited with the invention of Feta
-The name Feta is derived from the Greek Fetta, which means slice
Feta cheese is one of the most popular dairy products in South Africa and is enjoyed by consumers all around the country. We’ve opted to make a 100% cow’s milk feta, using the milk from our Jersey cows located in Ceres. After months of hard work getting the cheese just right, we took the bold decision to launch our product in modern vacuum-sealed packaging, eliminating the need for brine water. Why is brine so bad you ask? Well, there is more than 300ml of brine in a 400g tub of feta – meaning it takes up much more space to transport and to display on shelves. Moreover, having your feta floating in slimy brine water is not good for the cheese. Our innovative vacuum-sealed packaging has eliminated the need for brine, and saves space for transport and on shelf, being more eco-friendly and of course – tasty!
Our Fairview Feta makes a gorgeous pairing with our Darling Sauvingon Blanc – you can read more about it here.
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