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.


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2 months ago

it’s a fine cheese it tastes good it’s springy and stringy it’s just. it doesn’t taste like much but it does taste just like string cheese so if that’s what you like you’ll love it but personally it’s not for me

Audrey Shen

4 months ago

Kryziz Bonny

9 months ago

Oaxaca is a very fun cheese to eat as it can be torn apart in tiny thread like filaments. It’s fresh and salty. It also melts quite well so its great in quesadillas. You can also eat it on sandwiches and on pretty much any mexican food as toping.

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