Chontaleno is a Mexican semi-firm, white cheese with a flavourful, salty taste. This cow's milk cheese is often used as a table cheese and also serves as a good cooking medium for baked dishes. Chontaleno is sometimes used as a substitute for dry, grating cheeses like Parmesan, Cotija or Romano. Chontaleno is available smoked as Chontaleno Ahumado.
Other cheeses from Mexico: