How To Store Feta Cheese (In Brine)

Feta cheese stored in brine in a jar, kosher salt on the side.

To keep feta cheese fresh for a long time, make a simple brine with water and kosher salt and store the cheese in it.


  • 1 cup water, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Dissolve kosher salt in water.
  2. Cut the leftover feta cheese in cubes and place them in this simple brine.
  3. Make sure all pieces of cheese are covered well with the brine.
  4. After placing the feta cheese in the brine, seal the container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.


  1. Double or triple the amount of water and salt if needed.
  2. Don't use table salt as a substitute. It won't keep the cheese firm. Use either kosher salt or sea salt.
  3. You don't have to slice the cheese before adding it into the brine, you can store a whole or half block of feta cheese in this brine if you want. But we find it easier to take the cheese cubes out of the container as needed.


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