Even generally speaking can Feta be substituted for Goat Cheese? I'm guessing that since Feta is usually more salty I would have to watch the salt, but any other consequences?

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Probably not.

Goat cheese is a creamy cheese that melts well and makes a great sauce. Feta, on the other hand, does not melt. It will soften some, but still remain crumbly and chunky. The flavor is significantly different as well; it's much harsher.

You'd be better off with a fromage blanc, but chances are if you can find that in the US you'd be able to get the goat cheese there too. A common and more accessible substitute for goat cheese is cream cheese.

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    Agreed. The substitute for (soft) goat cheese is cream cheese. For an aged goat cheese--something harder--substitute if possible a similar sheeps' milk cheese, and then if not possible a cow milk cheese. Feta is not a substitute for goat. Could be delicious, yes, but bears no resemblance.
    – daniel
    Aug 6, 2010 at 8:34

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