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Oaxaca

Oaxaca, also known as Queso Oaxaca, Asadero or Quesillo is a Mexican name for a semi-soft, white, string-type, Hispanic-style cheese made from cow's milk. Belonging to the pasta filata family, similar to a Mozzarella, Oaxaca is a stretched curd cheese, kneaded and sold in long ropes gently wound in balls.

One of the artisanal cheeses, Oaxaca has savory mellow buttery flavor and is a great melting cheese. The little salty and mild flavor make it is one of the most popular cheeses for preparing quesadillas. In addition, Oaxaca is an excellent stuffing cheese in baking recipes. In both texture and flavor, it can be compared to a young Monterey Jack cheese. Although the cheese lacks a strong flavor, its mild taste is a favorite with kids.

  • Made from cow's milk
  • Country of origin: Mexico
  • Region: Oaxaca
  • Synonyms: Quesillo, Asadero, Queso Quesadilla
  • Alternative spellings: Queso Oaxaca , Oaxacan String Cheese
  • Type: semi-soft, artisan
  • Texture: smooth, stringy and supple
  • Rind: rindless
  • Color: white

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Aug 24
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Aug 16
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Jul 24
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Jul 23
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Jul 22
Had to try the "El Oaxaca" pizza from @GalloPizzeria Cheese, bacon, refried beans. Oh yeah. It's good #pizza pic.twitter.com/NSAu2V3qpd
Jul 19
The best cheese in the world - Oaxaca 😻 estas feliz :) pic.twitter.com/K04Hw4pjmD
Jul 17
We're trying something NEW this weekend: Duck and Oaxaca cheese eggrolls! pic.twitter.com/8GBQs0fsIs
Jul 15
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Jul 13
Playing with food. El Pana, waffle bacon, pork cutlet and Oaxaca cheese sandwich. #sandwich #foodporn #homemadefood pic.twitter.com/3h0eJztqu9
Jul 04
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Jun 18
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Jun 11
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Jun 10
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