Homemade Creamy Whipped Feta

Whipped Feta - Roasted tomatoes and dark sliced bread surround a mound of creamy feta topped with olive oil and fresh green herbs.

Homemade Creamy Whipped Feta is a dreamy and delicious spread with a salty kick accented by bright notes of lemon zest. It’s quick to whip up and delicious with roasted tomatoes on bread or crackers. 

This Creamy Whipped Feta is so delicious, you’ll think you’re dreaming. This salty and satisfying cheesy spread whips up in minutes and is delicious as an appetizer, quick snack, or sandwich spread. It’s delightful when paired with fresh herbs, citrus, or roasted tomatoes as I have done in this post. Whipped Feta on bread, crackers, or pita is the perfect starter for Apple Stuffed Turkey Breast or alongside a bowl of comforting soup.  

Whipped Feta - Roasted tomatoes and dark sliced bread surround a mound of creamy feta topped with olive oil and fresh green herbs.

Creamy Whipped Feta Inspiration

Within the last few months, I’ve eaten at a few places that have outstanding creamy whipped feta dishes. This creamy feta dip is quite popular now and I am not sorry about it. Both versions I have tried have included citrus in one form or another. Just a small grating of lemon zest and a bit of fresh lemon juice really brighten up the salty feta and round out the flavour. I love the addition of preserved lemons in the creamy dip but fresh lemons will do just as nicely. 

Tomatoes on the vine on a dark background.

Which Feta Cheese Should I Use for the Creamiest Whipped Feta?

Your journey to enlightened cheese bliss begins with the right kind of feta cheese. Macedonian feta or Doric Feta may look like similar to the feta you crumble into a Greek salad but it is not. Though it comes as a block in brine, it is completely spreadable with a knife. What is really great about Doric Feta is that it behaves and tastes like a double cream feta but has a much lower milk fat content than the average feta (22% MF vs. ~43% MF). 

A container of Macedonian Feta Cheese.

How to Get the Creamiest Whipped Feta

Now that you have the right kind of feta cheese, let’s talk temperature. Leave the feta at room temperature for an hour or two so that it is very soft. Next, let’s talk tools or rather, appliances. The best way to get creamy whipped feta is to add all of the ingredients to a high performance blender such as a Vitamix. This post isn’t sponsored but I sure do love my Vitamix. I never though of a blender as an essential kitchen tool until I bought one on a whim at Costco. 

Whipped Feta - Roasted tomatoes and dark sliced bread surround a mound of creamy feta topped with olive oil and fresh green herbs.

Process in the Vitamix for a good 3 minutes and if you still feel like the spread isn’t creamy enough, go ahead and add a heaping spoonful of Greek yogurt or sour cream and process it for a bit longer. I’ve heard that some prefer to pass the spread through a wire strainer but it really shouldn’t be necessary. 

Whipped Feta - Roasted tomatoes and dark sliced bread surround a mound of creamy feta topped with olive oil and fresh green herbs.

What to Serve with Creamy Whipped Feta 

The first time I had whipped feta with preserved lemon on pita crackers and I was happy as a clam. For the second tasting, it was topped with fresh herbs and served with grainy bread and roasted tomatoes. I’ve heard it’s also delicious with roasted beets or slathered onto sandwiches. You could also add a bit more Greek yogurt or sour cream to the mixture and use it as a vegetable dip. 

Whipped Feta - Roasted tomatoes and dark sliced bread surround a mound of creamy feta topped with olive oil and fresh green herbs.

How to Store Your Whipped Feta

When buying the feta, be sure to take note of the best before date on the package. Later, should you have any Creamy Whipped Feta left over, you can use that as a general date for the dip. Please note that leaving it at room temperature and adding other ingredients to the feta will reduce the edible life span of the dip. This is the perfect ‘make ahead’ recipe as a few days in the fridge will allow the flavours to mingle within the cheese. Keep and leftovers refrigerated. Freezing is not recommended.

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Yield: 1 cup whipped feta

Creamy Whipped Feta with Tomato Crostini

Whipped Feta - Roasted tomatoes and dark sliced bread surround a mound of creamy feta topped with olive oil and fresh green herbs.

This Homemade Creamy Whipped Feta is dreamy and delicious with a salty kick accented by bright notes of lemon zest. It's quick to whip up and delicious with roasted tomatoes on bread or crackers.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 oz (200 g) creamy Macedonian feta; room temperature
  • zest from half a lemon; finely chopped
  • juice from one lemon
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • flaky sea salt
  • 10 small tomatoes
  • assorted fresh herbs of your choosing (dill, parsley, rosemary, thyme, etc.) optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place tomatoes in a baking pan and bake tomatoes until they start to split.
  3. Remove tomatoes from oven and let cool.
  4. Place feta, lemon zest, and lemon juice in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip with a paddle until soft.
  5. Slowly drizzle in 1 tsp olive oil while running the mixer at medium speed.
  6. Arrange bread/crackers and tomatoes on a plate. Scoop whipped feta onto the plate.
  7. Scatter fresh herbs (if using) and salt flakes over tomatoes and whipped feta.

Notes

Add Greek yogurt or sour cream by the spoonful if you like a thinner consistency.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 235Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 649mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 10g

Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.

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32 comments

  1. Leanne

    I always have crumbled feta on hand for salads, grain bowls and roasted veggies, but I’ve never tried making a whipped feta. I’d love to serve this as an appetizer over the holidays. Just add some veggies and crusty bread, and my guests will love it! Thanks for the recipe Bernice! Pinning!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Ah, a fellow feta enthusiast…enjoy!

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  2. Colleen

    I love this idea. The whipped feta looks perfect served with toasted bread and roasted tomatoes, but it’s also super versatile. Can’t wait to make this. Pinning.

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  3. Ben

    I”ve never had whipped feta before. I’ve only ever had the crumbly kind. I’ll have to give this a try.

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  4. JustineCelina

    YUM!!! This looks amazing, Bernice — an elegant and unexpected spin on feta! Beautiful work, as always.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      I think you both would absolutely love it! Not sure what to pair it with though…

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  5. Trish

    This looks so good. Exactly what I was looking for — I have a work potluck coming up! Thanks for the idea.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Awesome…so easy to double up too!

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  6. [email protected]

    Do you know that I had no idea about the two very different feta cheeses, Bernice? I appreciate learning the difference and I cannot wait to try your recipe for Homemade Creamy Whipped Feta. The addition of lemon and preserved lemon would be wonderful, as are the roasted tomatoes – so gourmet! Many thanks for sharing.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Me too! It’s kind of neat to know that this feta is very delicious with half the milk fat! win win!

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  7. Analida Braeger

    I love these types of cheesy appetizers! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      thank you Analida…it’s very easy and satisying!

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  8. Sharon

    This whipped feta looks so creamy and delicious. The perfect spread for crusty bread for appetizers or even a light lunch with vegetables.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      It would be delicious for lunch…I could eat it any time of day.

      Reply

  9. Paula Montenegro

    A wonderfully simple and delicious idea! I always use crumbled feta, but whipping it is such a great idea. Love the addition of roasted tomatoes, they round up the plate nicely!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Yes, it’s nice to have something a bit acidic to complement the feta. Thanks for stopping by Paula.

      Reply

  10. Leslie

    I absolutely adore fetta cheese but have never tried it whipped. I’m totally intrigued after reading through this recipe now!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      It’s quite delicious, I hope you give it try Leslie!

      Reply

  11. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

    Anything with the word “creamy” in it is perfect for me. Also, I love feta, so I KNOW I would eat this up in a second. This looks so good!!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      ah yes…creamy is GOOD!! Hope you enjoy it!

      Reply

  12. Jenni LeBaron

    I love whipped feta! It’s such a gorgeous and delicious appetizer to serve at a party and I also think the leftovers make such a delicious sandwich spread.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Ooooh! That’s a GREAT idea! If I have any leftovers…

      Reply

  13. Candice

    I don’t think I can have another party without this creamy feta dip, again! It was so delicious and flavorful… and was the first thing to disappear off the table. Great recipe!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      haha, that’s great to hear! Glad it was a hit Candice.

      Reply

  14. Terri

    Feta is my fave and I love the citrus with it – YUM~!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      yes! It really cuts the salt and brightens it up.

      Reply

  15. GUNJAN C Dudani

    I love homemade feta. I think they taste better than the store bought. Definitely trying this.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      YUM! I bet it would be delicious with homemade feta!

      Reply

  16. Aline

    I love how creamy this looks – it’s a great dip and spead for sandwiches too!! Perfect!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      It might be a bit runny for sandwiches but I’d give it a go!

      Reply

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