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Feta Cheese Truffles

Grilled Leg of Lamb
Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Potatoes 
Grilled Vegetable Platter

My daughter Emma is away at basketball camp for the next few days and as much as I will miss her, I thought I would take advantage of her absence this Sunday and prepare a meal that is not one of her favorites-- lamb.  (It happens to be my son Jack's favorite meat.)  Unfortunately, she will be missing out on one of her favorite cheeses-- feta.

Like the Gorgonzola Truffles and the Goat Cheese Truffles, these are a savory version of the more common chocolate or other sweet truffles.  And with a Mediterranean feel to the menu tonight, I knew the feta version would be the perfect starter.  

Since feta is a main ingredient of this recipe, please use a quality feta preferably in block form.  In my opinion, feta that is already crumbled and packaged is a little too salty.  Minced shallot and garlic is added for an extra savory layer while also providing a little kick.  Some added lemon juice and a quick roll through some finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley serve to bring all of the flavors together into one harmonious, popable bite.

Printable Recipe

Feta Cheese Truffles
makes 24 truffles

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 Tablespoon finely minced shallot
1 small clove garlic, finely grated on a microplane
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Pita Chips
Hot Cherry Peppers
Cherry Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives

In a bowl using a hand held mixer, beat the cream cheese, feta cheese, shallot, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper until smooth and combined.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm.  Mixture can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

Roll the cheese mixture into 3/4-inch balls.  Roll each ball in the chopped parsley.  Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.  Allow the truffles to sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.  Serve with pita chips, peppers, olives, tomatoes and cucumbers.  Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Southern Living: Easy Entertaining, 2009


  1. Feta cheese truffles look superb!

  2. This looks amazing! Just found your blog here and excited to look around.
    My family aren't huge fans of feta cheese- could you make this same thing with say goat cheese or another option? Thank-you for sharing this!

    1. Pleased you found my blog☺. For other savory cheese truffles see click on the links for the Goat Cheese and the Gorgonzola Truffles in the post or check out the appetizer section of the recipe page.


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