Made from pasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: Mexico
Family: Pasta filata
Type: semi-hard, artisan
Flavour: buttery, mild, salty, savory
Producers: Cesar's Cheese
Synonyms: Quesillo, Asadero, Queso Quesadilla, Oaxacan Style String Cheese
Alternative spellings: Queso Oaxaca , Oaxacan String Cheese
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 flavour and is a great melting cheese. The little salty and mild flavour 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 flavour, it can be compared to a young Monterey Jack cheese. Although the cheese lacks a strong flavour, its mild taste is a favorite with kids.