My family loves cheese — cheddar, soft , fancy, creamy, stinky, messy, and Mexican. I know, right? Who knows about Mexican cheese? Definitely not the French. But it is delicious and perfect for everyday eating. Our newest type of Mexican cheese is the “Oaxaca.” It’s similar in looks and flavor to queso fresca, and also has a string cheese like quality to it. Basically it is a saltier and more flavored version of string cheese, rolled up into something equivalent to a ball of yarn.
The cheese, first founded in Oaxaca (its namesake), is great on its own, or melted in a quesadilla (because if your family is anything like mine, you make 3-4 quesdillas per day). It is also easy to cook with, as it melts, lacks an overbearing strong flavor, and is a favorite with kids (even picky kids).
If you are on the west coast, you can buy this cheese in most grocery stores. I am sure you can find it in NYC, but i have had no such luck yet. In the meantime, I will buy the cheese here. I can’t live without it.
Delicious! Or should I say “delicioso, exquisito, riquísimo!” Have a great weekend!