“Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.”

-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



This way of aerating feta cheese is a quick and attractive addition to anything that might need a little extra creaminess and a bit more salt. It’s good with sizzling Sichuan green beans, or with Jersey Royal potatoes.

It’s also good served as a dip. It looks beautiful.


Recipe for flagellated feta


  • 200g/7 oz feta
  • 3 tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice…. Plus maybe a little zest, a sprig of rosemary, or a chopped spring onion to garnish
  • Indonesian long black pepper
  • nigella seeds – optional
  • chopped capers – optional


  1. Mash feta with yoghurt using a fork, flagellate in the lemon juice and the pepper… garnish.


flagellated feta recipe

It’s quick to whip up (!) and it looks great



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