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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 pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: Mexico
  • Region: Oaxaca
  • Family: Pasta filata
  • Type: semi-soft, artisan
  • Texture: smooth, stringy and supple
  • Rind: rindless
  • Color: white
  • Flavor: buttery, mild, salty, savory
  • Aroma: pleasant
  • Vegitarian: no
  • Synonyms: Quesillo, Asadero, Queso Quesadilla
  • Alternative spellings: Queso Oaxaca , Oaxacan String Cheese

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Nov 12
Special: Fred'to Pie! Handmade Gordita topped w/1/2lb Patty, TX Red Chili, Oaxaca Cheese, & Queso served open faced. pic.twitter.com/EsqVS3a7wp
Nov 07
Chef Alfredo made this beautiful Cuban Sandwich. It has ham, pork, chipotle mayo, Oaxaca cheese, and jalapeño! OLE! pic.twitter.com/p9ZEtAX0wW
Nov 07
I reworked my Deconstructed Ancient Family Secret Pizza. Topped with Oaxaca cheese and Fried Eggs. pic.twitter.com/NosiqIHFGf
Sep 07
Zucchini blossom quesadillas with Oaxaca cheese from scratch for lunch. pic.twitter.com/c2DWm3xoqW
Sep 07
Check this gorgeous zucchini blossoms we got this morning @ farmers market, I just need Oaxaca cheese for quesadillas pic.twitter.com/SWYvD3EA3H
Aug 24
Shrimp with Oaxaca cheese, jalapeños wrapped with bacon and some sirloin. Go Cowboys Go #ItsMillerTime #Cowboys pic.twitter.com/HEd6lfYCq3
Aug 16
Let's start cooking: Pastel Azteca with our Oaxaca #cheese. Pic from Pinterest pic.twitter.com/DUS46H3QRM
Aug 12
BBQ Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, oaxaca cheese and taragon with corn on a bed of sorrel. yum! pic.twitter.com/VDmRPR7LqW
Aug 09
Come and try our open faced omelette with pork belly and oaxaca cheese! pic.twitter.com/2dw8M0in6m
Jul 24
Queso Oaxaca is a whole cow's milk cheese. Similar to mozzarella, lower moisture content. Blended with jack... hm pic.twitter.com/fChvVVFoD9
Jul 23
Went to the @expoQuesillo today to try and see how cheese is made from oaxaca. It was delicious and worth the trip :) pic.twitter.com/XauBY84ZPJ
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
Best cheese evvveeer 😛😍 cause it's from Oaxaca 😏 @minie_lopez pic.twitter.com/UBqyy20TMH
 
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