Don't let the word 'salad' fool you. Huge door-wedge-sized chunks of this sheep's cheese, sprinkled with oregano, are the salty showpiece for a medley of tomato, onion, cucumber and olives. And as if the creamy tang of feta wasn't indulgent enough, Greek
salad is swimming with rich olive oil. Still not full? Neighbouring Bulgaria dishes up a similar salad, shopska
, with even bigger portions of cheese.
Indian Mattar paneer
Ghee-drenched okra, aubergines simmered in rich sauces… with the world's lowest meat consumption, it makes sense that India
has a wonderfully indulgent approach to vegetarian cuisine. And paneer – a simple, unaged, farmhouse cheese – is a key ingredient for many dishes. There's no more decadent way to enjoy this chewy cheese than in mattar paneer
, where it’s lovingly simmered in a creamy tomato sauce with peas. Mop up the mixture with smoky stone-baked naan.