Toasted Feta with Spicy Marinated Olives

Wisconsin Cheese Toasted Feta with Spicy Marinated Olives Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
1 1/2 Dozen


Marinated Olives:

Toasted Feta:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Feta can be used in this recipe.


Marinated Olives:

  1. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the garlic, lemon zest and thyme; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in olives and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Transfer olive mixture to a jar or serving bowl. Wipe out the pan.

Toasted Feta:

  1. Cut feta into 9 cubes, about 1-inch each. Cut each cube in half horizontally. Whisk the egg, flour and water in a shallow bowl. Place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip feta, a few cubes at a time, in egg mixture. Then coat with bread crumbs; place on a plate.
  2. Pour a thin layer of canola oil in bottom of the same pan; warm over medium heat until hot. Carefully fry feta, in batches, in oil for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove feta to a serving platter. Lightly season with sea salt if desired. Repeat step with remaining feta cubes, adding additional canola oil as necessary. Serve immediately with olives.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Feta is a fresh cheese packed in brine (salt and water), which produces tart and salty flavors and gives the cheese a crumbly, moist texture.

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