Lemony Garlic Feta Cheese

Lemony Garlic Feta Cheese Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


Update the cheese platter with a new cheese ball, spiced honey for drizzling, and marinated feta.


Makes 1 pt.
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes
Chill: 12 Hours


1 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, smashed
4 ounces feta cheese, cubed
4 lemon slices
8 small fresh thyme sprigs
1/2 cup Castelvetrano olives


Heat olive oil and smashed garlic cloves in a saucepan over medium-low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until garlic starts to bubble. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Layer 2 oz. feta cheese, 2 lemon slices, 4 thyme sprigs, and 1/4 cup olives in 1 (1-pt.) jar. Repeat layers once. Pour oil-garlic mixture into jar. Add additional oil to fill jar. Cover and chill 24 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.

PACKAGE IN: Glass Canisters with Wood Lids ($39.95/set of 3; williams-sonoma.com)

Julie Grimes,

Southern Living

December 2013
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