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Brinza - Feta style

Brinza - Feta style
Photo Credit: Gibbston Valley Cheese Company
  • Made from sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: New Zealand

  • Region: Queenstown

  • Family: Feta

  • Type: soft, brined

  • Texture: creamy, crumbly and open

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: citrusy, salty, sweet, tangy

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: The Gibbston Valley Cheese Company

Briza is feta style cheese made by the Gibbston Valley Cheese Company. Compared to traditional feta, it spends only a few days in brine resulting into a much less salty taste. Its natural sweetness and a slight citrus flavour make this sweet, delicate sheep milk cheese a great addition on a cheeseboard. The cheese is also diced in salads, crumbled and added to a frittata and layered in a vegetable stack.

Make sure to pair it with an appropriate wine such as fresh lime and Riesling or with salads or vegetables and Sauvignon Blanc.