The history of cheese is as old as humanity itself, and is connected to the taming of domestic animals 10,000 years B.C ago. The roots of cheese making are not known with certainty. It is, however, believed that cheese was first produced roughly 8.000 years ago. It is very likely its discovery was completely accidental, during transport of milk in stomachs of young animals.
To the modern consumer, the word Feta means brine cheese, produced in Greece, using specific technology from sheep and goat milk. According to Greek mythology, the gods sent Aristaios, son of Apollo, to teach Greeks the art of cheese making.
The word Fetta means brine cheese, produced in Greece, using 30 percent goat's milk is mixed with sheep's milk of animals grazing on pastures.
According to Greek mythology, the gods sent Aristaios, son of Apollo, to teach Greeks the art of cheese making. The texture depends on the age which can be extremely creamy, or crumbly dry. Upon maturation of 2 months, feta is sold in blocks submerged in brine.
Since 1926, fetta is recognized as an original Greek product according to national legislation. Today, fetta is the most consumed cheese in Greece and it's also one of the most widely exported Greek products. Fetta is classified by the European Commission as a 'Protected Designation of Origin' (P.D.O.) product in October of 2002.