Name Variations[edit | edit source]
- queso asadero
- queso Menonita
- Oaxaca cheese
- Chihuahua® cheese
About Asadero[edit | edit source]
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Oaxaca Cheese is a white, semi-hard cheese of Mexican origin, similar to un-aged Monterey jack. Due to its excellent melting qualities, asadero is frequently used as the base for queso blanco (literally "white cheese"), a dip popular in Mexican restaurants as it has good melting properties. The cheese becomes soft and stringy when melted. Extensively used in Mexican cooking.
It is named after the state of Oaxaca, where it was first made. The production process is complicated and involves stretching the cheese into long ribbons and rolling it up like a ball of yarn. It's also known as quesillo, thread cheese when shaped like a ball, and asadero cheese when shaped like a brick.
It is used in typical cuisine, such as in quesadillas, which are tortillas with cheese and pumpkin flower or chicharrón.
Also called queso menonita, after the Mennonite communities of northern Mexico that first produced it. This cheese is now made by both Mennonites and non-Mennonites throughout the country.
A white cow's milk cheese that is available in braids, balls or rounds.