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Athena is a freelance journalist and communications consultant currently based in Athens, Greece. A native New Yorker, she spent several years working as a NYC-based reporter and as an account executive at a leading food PR firm. Growing up eating "barrels of" delicious feta, she was intrigued to discover the myriad cheese varieties in Greece.

A whitewashed church on an idyllic, sunny Greek day.

10 Cheeses You Have to Try When You’re in Greece

Growing up in a lively neighborhood of Greek immigrants in New York, I recall the large brine-filled wooden barrels of feta being delivered to the local Greek deli. Feta: The smell, taste, and presence it commanded in the fridge, on the table, in the homemade spinach pies, and atop salads was a daily homage to […]