One of the most common questions I get when demoing our line of feta cheese spreads in stores is “What else can we use it on, other than pita bread, and pita chips?” This is the third post in a series that shows you how to cook masterful, creative dishes that will impress even the most food savvy.

Today, we have two words for you: Baked. Cheese.  Below is a family classic created by my Aunt Thespina, which has graced our table for many a family gathering.  We refer to it as “Feta Inception” because there is literally feta inside (underneath) more feta.

What you’ll need:

2 tubs of your favorite Philia Spread

8 oz. of crumbled feta

1 jar of your favorite chunky salsa

1 bunch of green onions

1 jar of Spanish olives

3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Start by smearing the feta spread all over the bottom of a 9” x 13” pan.  Next, layer the salsa on top of the feta spread. Follow that up with a layer of cheddar cheese, then top with feta crumbles, Spanish olives and chopped green onion.  Let it set in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes, and then bake it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until it is lightly bubbling.  IMG_4142

What you’ll end up with is an incredibly creamy, melty, hot, and delicious baked cheese dip that will be a hit at any party where people who like creamy, melty, hot, and delicious food items are present.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, and some ice cold beer. You’ll be the envy of everyone you entertain. Until next time…

Cheers,

Mike