Feta Cheese Spread 2 (Tyrokafteri)

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Also referred to as Ktipiti, referring to the process of taking the feta in a bowl and “hitting it” or whisking it into this delicious dip.  There are many variations of this dip throughout Greece depending on the region.   But the main ingredient is of course Feta cheese. 

oregano with feta

Feta, drizzled with olive oil and dried oregano.

The other ingredients are hot peppers, or roasted red peppers, olive oil, lemon, and Greek yogurt.  

To make it easy for my friends around the world, I have adapted this recipe using Cayenne pepper which is easily available everywhere.  You can also use Kashmiri chili powder, or any other red hot pepper depending on your taste buds. 

cayenne pepper

Cayenne peppers and powder.

This recipe is easy because you add everything to the food processor and just blend, chill and serve.  I also add crumbled feta after I process the dip to give it additional texture and depth.  

Feta Cheese Spread 2 (Tyrokafteri)

Feta Cheese Spread 2 (Tyrokafteri)

A delicious spread that can be eaten any day of the week. You can serve this on Keto crackers, or even eat with cucumbers or lettuce. The red hot pepper and creamy feta pair well together. If you like to entertain, you can easily double and triple this recipe for parties.
prep time
5 min
cooking time
5 min
total time
10 min


  • Food processor

  • Mixing bowl

  • Rubber spatula


  • 150 grams Feta cheese

  • 50 grams Feta cheese, crumbled, set aside

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (Fage brand)

  • ¼ heavy whipping cream

  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Tsp White Wine Vinegar

  • ½ Tsp Paprika powder

  • ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper


Combine all ingredients in the food processor, except the 50 grams of crumbled feta.
Pulse for 2 minutes until creamy and smooth. You may have to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl, ensuring all ingredients are incorporated into the mixture.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and now add the 50 grams crumbled feta.
Let it chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Kali Orexi!


I use the Greek yogurt brand Fage. I’m very picky with my yogurt and I feel that is the only brand that says “Greek yogurt.” If you read the label and there are thickeners in your brand, then it is not true Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt only has 2 ingredients: milk and active cultures! That’s it! So choose your favorite Greek brand that only has these 2 ingredients.

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