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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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Chef Alfredo made this beautiful Cuban Sandwich. It has ham, pork, chipotle mayo, Oaxaca cheese, and jalapeño! OLE!
Nov 07
I reworked my Deconstructed Ancient Family Secret Pizza. Topped with Oaxaca cheese and Fried Eggs.
Sep 07
Zucchini blossom quesadillas with Oaxaca cheese from scratch for lunch.
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Check this gorgeous zucchini blossoms we got this morning @ farmers market, I just need Oaxaca cheese for quesadillas
Aug 24
Shrimp with Oaxaca cheese, jalapeños wrapped with bacon and some sirloin. Go Cowboys Go #ItsMillerTime #Cowboys
Aug 16
Let's start cooking: Pastel Azteca with our Oaxaca #cheese. Pic from Pinterest
Aug 12
BBQ Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, oaxaca cheese and taragon with corn on a bed of sorrel. yum!
Aug 09
Come and try our open faced omelette with pork belly and oaxaca cheese!
Jul 24
Queso Oaxaca is a whole cow's milk cheese. Similar to mozzarella, lower moisture content. Blended with jack... hm
Jul 23
Went to the @expoQuesillo today to try and see how cheese is made from oaxaca. It was delicious and worth the trip :)
Jul 22
Had to try the "El Oaxaca" pizza from @GalloPizzeria Cheese, bacon, refried beans. Oh yeah. It's good #pizza
Jul 19
The best cheese in the world - Oaxaca 😻 estas feliz :)
Jul 17
We're trying something NEW this weekend: Duck and Oaxaca cheese eggrolls!
Jul 15
Best cheese evvveeer 😛😍 cause it's from Oaxaca 😏 @minie_lopez
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