Truth is, I’ve been craving feta cheese a lot lately. Instead of going my normal route of making a salad and just tossing in some feta crumbles, I decided that I wanted to do justice to my favorite cheese and force myself to enjoy it in other ways. Which brings me to my easy Honey Baked Feta with Rosemary and Thyme. The warm subtle sweetness of honey mixed with the saltiness of the cheese, just makes the my mouth water thinking about it. In only about 15 minutes you can make this easy dish from start to finish.
What I enjoy the most about this Honey Baked Feta is that fact that you can easily have it for a snack or a quick nosh when guests come over. I typically serve it with soft pita bread, olives, and fresh red bell pepper slices. However, I encourage you to try it with whatever you happen to have in your kitchen.
What makes this recipe so fabulous is that it has simple ingredients that are usually sitting in your fridge. Use what you have and bring it to life.
When making your Honey Baked Feta, my biggest tip is to make sure you don’t melt the cheese completely. You want it to be soft, yet able to still maintain its shape. Once you cut into it, the inside should be nice and creamy.
My second tip is for reheating. If for some odd reason you find yourself with left overs, you can absolutely reheat your dish. Just heat the oven to 400 degrees, drizzle just a little more olive oil on top, and heat for about 5-10 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on it, because the reheating time will depend on how much feta is left over.Print
10-14 oz Feta Cheese Block
1tbs Olive Oil
4-5 Sprigs of thyme
4-5 Sprigs of rosemary
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place feta cheese block in a medium to small lined baking dish (You can use parchment paper or aluminum foil)
Pour olive oil over feta cheese and sprinkle pepper and half of rosemary and thyme on top
Place in the oven for 10 minutes
Take the feta out of the oven
Turn oven broiler on 550 degrees
Pour honey and remaining herbs on top
Place feta cheese back into the oven for 5 minutes, or until your cheese starts to brown on top
Serve with pita slices, crusty bread, or sliced vegetables.
If you enjoy this recipe, then you may also enjoy my post on How to make an Instagram worthy Charcuterie and Cheese Board.