Crema Mexicana or Mexican Cream is Mexican cultured, sour cream cheese prepared with pasteurized milk. It has the thickness and richness of Devonshire Cream or Creme Fraiche with the sweet taste of heavy whipping cream.
The thick consistency of Mexican cream cheese makes it ideal for savory dishes such as flautas, tostadas, gorditas, enchiladas and chiles rellenos. It also goes great with strawberries, bananas or any mouth-watering dessert. Alternatively, Crema Mexicana is used as an ingredient to thicken sauces and to give entrees a thicker richer taste.
Other cheeses from Mexico and Caribbean: