Tirokafteri: A Traditional Greek Spicy Feta Cheese Dip

Tirokafteri is a delicious spicy feta dip, and this recipe will show you how to make this authentic Greek sauce! 

This tirokafteri recipe requires the following ingredients: feta cheese, cream cheese, hot peppers, olive oil, vinegar, yogurt, and oregano. 

Tirokafteri is usually part of a mezze platter (appetizer); but, you can eat it by itself, with slices of warm pita bread! Moreover, tirokafteri is a mouthwatering barbecue sauce as its spicy and salty taste fits all meats. It is also ideal as a vegetable dip or a party snack. 

Easy to prepare, this tirokafteri recipe is ready in 15 minutes and serves 4 persons. 

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Tirokafteri – Ingredients

  • 100 g of feta cheese
  • 50 g of Greek cream cheese (anthotyro)
  • 50 g of Greek soft cheese (Kopanisti)
  • 1-2 small spicy papers
  • Greek olive oil
  • Vinegar

Tirokafteri – How to make


  1. Grill the peppers for a couple of minutes, peel them off, remove the spores and mince them. 
  2. Place all cheeses into a blender, add the Greek olive oil, the minced peppers, and some vinegar.
  3. Blend until you get a homogeneous and soft mixture.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours until you serve.
  5. You can top tirokafteri with some sweet paprika.  
In case there is a leftover, you can store tirokafteri in the fridge for around 5-6 days.