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What’s a feta and cream cheese combo that full of wonderful Mediterranean flavor? It’s Lebaneh! This multi-versatile cheese tastes great with pita, hummus and shatta but it’s also has so many other great uses. Be creative and try it with your favorite sandwich or entrée.
Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Lebaneh:
- Spread it on a bagel.
- Crumble it into vinaigrette to pour over salad.
- Stuff it into a chicken or steak.
- Mix it into a pasta dish.
- Break it apart onto the top of a pizza.
Lebaneh is gluten-free food that’s full of nutrients. What makes it even better? It’s all natural, unlike many flavored processed cheese spreads on the market. Lebaneh is made up of two cheeses, feta and cream cheese, that are different in taste and texture, but when combined create a savory combination that can’t be beat.
Why is Feta so Fantastic?
With a third fewer calories than most cheeses and packed full of flavor, feta cheese isn’t just a great choice for those watching their fat intake; it’s also full of essential daily nutrients.
A serving of feta cheese provides: protein, an immunity booster; riboflavin, a source of antioxidants to help prevent signs of aging; phosphorus, which aids in transmission of nerve impulses; and many of the B vitamins, including vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, thiamin, niacin, and folate, that help the body efficiently convert food to fuel.
What makes Cream Cheese Great?
Known for its smooth, creamy texture, this fresh cheese is one of the most popular choices in the United States. While real cream cheese should contain 33% fat, it is still considered a good nutritional choice when paired with lower-fat foods, such as feta. Cream cheese is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin A, which helps eyes adjust to light.
Lebaneh is a fantastic, flavorful cheese with two very distinct personalities. Try it as a spread that tastes great on bagels and pita and as a crumbly cheese that is a delicious complement to salad or stuffed into a meat dish. With all of the great flavor options, including sun dried tomato and chive, you can be sure you will find one that you love and will want to include into with all of your favorite foods.