I've used plain goat cheese in a pinch, but it's a bit soft. If you're familiar with feta, then you'll know the taste and texture you're going for in this recipe.
Yeah sure, but cheese in general is a pain in the ass to get here, and 100g of Feta will cost me about 25$$, so IF I ever will choose to buy one I will not waste it.
I will start though making my own cottage cheese later this year, and am looking for other easy-to-make cheese recipes.
I love cheese, especially all sorts of goat and sheep milk cheese, but that is VERY VERY hard to find in Japan, even if you find Feta it's normally the type made from cow's milk.
It's like finding "Grade A" tuna in the US, lol. Doesn't exist.