My Absolute Favourite Fetta Cheese! Lemnos Smooth Feta

First of all, I'd like to start with an apology. I'm sure most of you were intrigued as to why there hasn't been a post in over a week. I feel awful about that, but it had been a very long and tiring week, and I couldn't gather the wit and motivation to get up and photograph, and to sit down and type. Over the past week or two I've been having those dull headaches and they would show up all of a sudden, and render me useless for a couple of hours, or the rest of the day.

I was also struck down by food poisoning last Saturday, due a pasta dish from a local restaurant (long story short, they cook their pastas in large batches at the start of the day). I also had an issue with a prescription because my doctor didn't put the dosage amount on it, so it was a lot of work dealing with that. On top of everything, I got sexually assaulted by a creep outside of my unit, on my way home from a long day out, and I had to deal with the statements to the police, and coping with said attack. The person has since been arrested, is out on bail, and is due to appear in court in a week or so.

Sucks, right? I'm trying my best to not let all of that keep me away from working on my blog, though, and I'll do my best to make it up to you all. So take a look at this plate of crackers with cheese and toppings. Yum!

Today I'm going to be talking about feta/fetta cheese. How many of you guys have been turned off by too-salty feta, and push it to the side of your plate, as you avoid it like its the spawn of Satan?

Too many, I'm sure. However, here is the one feta cheese that I will never, ever, ever, live without. It's smooth, creamy yet crumbly, and best of all, doesn't make me feel like I dropped a block of cheese into the ocean, and then sunk my teeth into it. It is perfect.

So many people are startled by this cheese, because most of them have been so betrayed by feta cheese, that they've lost all hope. It's soft enough for use in all kinds of hot/warm dishes, because the feta partially melts as it gets distributed through the dish. I love using this particular cheese in my pasta salad recipe, because it just brings together the dish and makes it so creamy and delicious, you just want to gorge on it until you're about to explode. And then you eat some more.

Now, this retails at $4.75 at Woolworths, but they often go on sale at both Woolworths and Coles, so keep an eye out for those, but be quick. They sell out fast! Make sure that the cheese is vacuum-sealed and airtight, because one time my mother bought a packet, and four days later, it was riddled with mould despite her never opening it. Turns out that the package wasn't airtight at the time of purchase, so she got an exchange with a full refund.

I personally love eating this cheese on crackers with some olive tapenade or pitted kalamata olives. It's like a marriage made in heaven. In these photos, on one cracker I had baby spinach leaves, some feta and dollops of olive relish, whereas on the other, I had some hummus, feta, sundried tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil. Fancy, non?


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