I recently attended a cheese making workshop and while I’m not quite ready to take the plunge and make my own cheese yet.  It gave me an idea on how to keep Feta Cheese for longer.

We love Feta in salads, pizza and spaghetti but there’s always some left over that invariably goes off.

So what to do with left over Feta….. Why Marinate of course!  Doing this should extend the life of Feta by at least a month as long as all the Feta is covered.





Feta – Home Made or Store Bought Salted

A Good Olive Oil

Spices or Herbs of Choice – I used Garlic, Peppercorns and Oregano

1 Tblspn Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar


Press the garlic cloves with the blade of a knife to lightly crush.

Combine the garlic cloves, feta, olive oil, oregano, peppercorns and lemon juice in a sterilized jar.

Seal and place in fridge for at least 48 hours to allow flavours to develop.

The marinated feta should store in the fridge for up to 1 month if kept totally covered with oil.

To sterilise jars, wash the jars and lids in warm soapy water and rinse well.

Place in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes.

Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper and place in preheated oven at 100 degrees Celsius until dry.

Use jars straight from the oven.

Yum Yum…. Enjoy

Just an update on storing garlic in olive oil.  It can be dangerous as botulism can grow in this environment.  Please see Safe Methods for Storing Garlic.

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