Feta in Olive Oil HACK

I love to go to the grocery store. I enjoy walking the aisles and looking at all the new products. There are these cute glass jars with cubed feta covered with olive oil and delicious spices stacked on shelves. These are great for guests or picnics.The feta is flavorful and the olive oil adds great moisture. The only problem is that they are extremely expensive. I have olive oil, I have lots of yummy spices, and I can buy four times the feta for the cost! I decided to make this at home and save a few bucks.

Below I have pictures to illustrate my process. I chose to keep the feta in the container it came in but you can use a pretty glass jar and lid for a lovelier presentation. The only real trick here is to make sure the feta is fully covered with the oil to if you plan on keeping at room temperature. I chose to store mine in the fridge. This means the olive oil will harden and it is not so pretty. All I have to do is take it out of the fridge a couple of hours up to 24 hours ahead of time to soften.

 

You will need:

feta cheese

olive oil

spices of your choice: garlic, chili pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, lavender, cumin, fennel seeds, smoked salts, sage,  …

 

Pour out the liquid that the feta is stored in. Choose a container that makes you happy and holds the amount of cheese you choose to use. Place a block or cubed feta in the container of choice. Pour spices over the feta and cover with olive oil. I gently shook it up with the lid on so that the spices dispersed as evenly as possible. One could heat the olive oil very lightly to get the spices to release their oils into the oil. I do not like to heat olive oil at all, I like to keep the integrity of the oil in tack, it is up to you. I suggest keeping it on the counter for the day or night to let all the flavors combine, use or refrigerate.

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