Does feta cheese taste like blue cheese?

If you’re a cheese lover, chances are you’ve tried both feta and blue cheese. But have you ever wondered if they taste similar? Some people swear they do, while others argue they couldn’t be more different. In this article, we’ll get to the bottom of this cheesy debate.

What is Feta Cheese?

Feta cheese is a Greek soft white cheese made from sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep’s and goat’s milk. It has been around for centuries and is known for its tangy, salty flavor that pairs well with many dishes.

A Long History

Feta cheese has a long history dating back to ancient Greece, where it was considered an important part of their diet. Back in those days, it was made exclusively from sheep’s milk as the challenge of producing cow’s milk was too demanding in temperature regulation and bacteriology level control.

The process of making Feta Cheese

The first step in making feta cheese involves curdling the milk with rennet or lemon juice to separate the solids (curd) from the liquid whey. After draining off the whey using cheesecloth or perforated molds, salt brine solution is used which helps preserve flavour but also contributes significantly towards texture differentiation when compared to other types cheeses such as mozzarella – interesting isn’t it?!

What Is Blue Cheese?

Blue cheese refers to any type of cheese that contains Penicillium mold. This mold gives blue cheeses their characteristic blue veins throughout the interior and distinctively strong flavoring qualities!

Strong Flavor

Many people consider blue cheese an acquired taste due to its intense scent but ultimately each one knows how much “funk” factor can he handle; generally speaking though folks who crave intensity will swoon at least once upon trying some enhanced Roquefort Versus – trust us on this one!

Versatile Cheese

Blue cheese is a versatile ingredient used in many dishes such as salads, sauces, dressings and dips. It can also be enjoyed on its own with crackers or breads.

The Taste of Feta Cheese

Feta cheese has a distinct tangy flavor that is similar to yogurt which provides it unique taste when compared to other cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella and provolone. The saltiness from the brine it bathes in gives feta its savoury distinction making us crave for more!’

Distinctive Briny notes!

One thing that differentiates feta from blue cheese aside the obvious texture and color variances – much smaller crystals or “veins” are found within each bite but still inherently part of product-are briny flavour attributes incorporated whilst processing; this sheer contrast on our pallet makes each one stand apart very clearly.

Does Feta Cheese Taste Like Blue Cheese?

Now comes the juicy question: does feta cheese taste like blue cheese? To answer this question we must look into their similarities and differences. One main similarity between these two traditional European staples lies in their usage – both are commonly used type cheeess for Greek Salads!

Country Origin

However, there’s really no denying differing countries have contribute significantly towards diversity chez Francois. For example, feta hails originally from Greece while blue cheeses especially Roquefort hailed Italy then percolated out Portugal before finally taking root firmly French cuisine landscape (is your tongue twangling yet?).

Quizzically enough though there doesn’t seem to be any significant resemblance besides both exhibiting tartness standards which can’t pin down precisely—and neither should you try by applying chemistry techniques! You’re better off going outside grabbing fresh air shaking useless information off shoulders just thinking about enjoying some delightful food pairings will definitely get stomach rumbling soon anyway….

Texture Differences

Another important difference between feta and blue cheese is its texture. Feta has a creamy but crumbly texture due to the impurities of non-fat milk protein which helps preserve it structure during ripening time; while blue cheese tends to be more soft and spreadable in comparison owning it’s ability to – ooey gooey our tastebuds with mild flavour notes and complexity when combined with fruits or nuts such as pecans or walnuts oh my !

Flavor Differences

Finally, we can’t ignore aroma-and-flavour differences since that’s most deciding factor for any food item! As far as the taste goes, individuals may differ on their preference, some love pungent aftertaste of Blue cheese whilst others might rave about how Feta Cheese perfectly entails subtle-salty tang finish.

Pairings That Work Best:

As mentioned already both two cheeses can bring out one another’s unique characteristics alone effect from “another angle” given appropriate pairing techniques are followed; let us present ourselves some best examples so we could put palate into test!

1. Mediterranean Flare

  • Combination Of Marinated Olives With Creamy Feta Or Crumbled Blue Cheese Alongwith Cherry Tomatoes And Basil Leaves Are An Insanity On A Plate Which Could Be Served To Impress European Bred Guests – Add Artichoke Hearts Too While You’re At It-

2. Charcuterie Board Addition

Who doesn’t like being artistic? Line up sliced cured meats alongside crackers baked honeycomb whilst placing Fruity Compote/ Chutneys With Wedges Of Both These Cheeses- because why have only one if you could maneuver around giving your senses a joyride!
Note: A spoonful (or five) chutney & pickles will make sure that each bite feels new again depending upon guest preferences.


So there you have it folks. Whilst under the microscope both of these cheeses seems to be having their individualistic flair that’s not easy to be tuned into same frequency. So, the answer is no; feta cheese does not taste like blue cheese although they share a few characteristics in common such as tanginess and usage in salads! Ultimately, like any “foodie friendly” topic – it’s up-to-you (and your preference considering texture, aroma and flavour) when deciding between them but why choose? Enjoy both!

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