I realize that with all the problems Greece is facing, and for all the help it needs from it's neighbors in Europe, getting all worked up about feta cheese seems trivial, but there are somethings that even the worst economic crisis shouldn't mask.
The EU's highest court has ruled, Feta is from Greece, and ONLY Greece. No more appeals by poser-feta-producing nations ((( Denmark, Germany ))). Done!
I can ((( and sometimes do ))) make feta a part of all three daily meals, so I've done my homework and know that there is good Greek feta to be found in the United States. My current favorite is Kolios, which can be difficult to find, primarily because as soon as my local Middle Eastern grocery store stocks it, it's gone. People like me hoard feta, we buy in quantities, cause it lasts a long time. Another one of my favorite brands is Dodoni, which you can buy at Costco. Gotta love Costco.
And since in the United States, the EU ruling is not recognized, Kalliope needs to spread the word. Here are some facts to help navigate in our crazy world of too much choice. Real feta, Greek Feta is made from sheep's milk. It can have a certain percentage of goat's milk, not more than 30%. Period. Done!
For those of you who haven't adopted Feta cheese into your daily diet, I am thinking that it is most likely because you haven't had the real thing. You have probably had those white cheeses masquerading as feta, that crowd the refrigerator section at many supermarkets. Athenos brand ((( made in Wisconsin ))) comes to mind.. made from cow's milk, it possesses none of the taste or texture of the real thing. Beware of cows posing as sheep. That's a "moo" you hear when you open that container of Athenos. Pay attention.
It's time for breakfast now... toast with feta and a cup of coffee.