John and I first ate Greek food at the Greek Food Festival in Little Rock when we were first married (not a lot of Greek restaurants in Arkansas when we were growing up!). We spent all afternoon one day sampling the best food we’d ever tasted, and ended up going back every year we lived there. John always jokes that he must be part Greek, based on his love for the food (have you seen him? Definitely not Greek.).
So when one of Beta’s sweet preschool teachers offered to make me something she had eaten on a recent trip to Greece, I was so excited! She handed me the dish of feta cheese wrapped in phyllo, and I had every intention of saving some for John….but then I tasted it, and had to eat the whole thing! It’s salty, sweet, crunchy, gooey.
I’m not sure what to call it, and I can’t really find the exact recipe she gave me anywhere, so I’ll just call it Feta in Phyllo, since it’s kind of like Brie en Croute. It’s an appetizer, but I had it for lunch. :)
Feta in Phyllo
1/3 of a whole block of feta
several sheets of phyllo dough (the directions are on the box)
Wrap the feta cheese with sheets of Phyllo dough, each sheet coated with butter. Bake until brown and then drizzle with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve hot.