Picture this: salty, creamy feta cheese, marinated in fruity olive oil, layered with onions, oregano, and peppercorns. It's basically a party in a jar. This feta cheese gift makes for the perfect unique hostess gift or holiday gift for a food-loving friend. The feta can be served with bread and olives as an appetizer or as a flavorful addition to salad. I brought a jar of this flavorful feta into the office with a fresh baguette, and it was all gone in less than 30 minutes. The bold flavors of the feta, oil, onions, and oregano complement each other deliciously.
Package your marinated feta in a small mason jar and tie a festive bow around it. Label your jar so people know what's inside and be prepared for them to ask for more next year. It's just that good. Do you want to know how to make it? Here's the recipe!
1 pound feta cheese
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon black, red, or green peppercorns
Extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Greek, to cover
- Drain the feta cheese well and pat dry with paper towels.
- Cut into 1-inch cubes. Do not worry if the cheese crumbles slightly.
- Pack the feta cubes into a clean 1-pint jar, layering the cheese with the onion slices, oregano, and peppercorns.
- Pour in olive oil to cover completely. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Makes about 2 cups.