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A Mexican cheese originating in the Oaxaca region of Mexico that is made from cow's milk. It is a good melting cheese that retains its shape becoming soft and stringy when baked, roasted or grilled. The cheese is white in color, semi-soft and somewhat stringy in texture, with a flavor that ranges from mild to sweet and buttery. It may also be referred to as Asadero or Queso Oaxaca cheese. Similar to Provolone, it is a cheese used in a variety of recipes, especially roasted or baked Mexican dishes. Oaxaca can be served on sandwiches or as a topping for pizzas and nachos.
Cream Cheese Frosting can be used for frosting cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and bars. It also makes a good cake filling to use between layers. Its flavor and texture blend nicely with carrot, spice, pumpkin, and chocolate-flavored cakes and bars.
Cheeses of Mexico and the Caribbean: Braided to Oaxaca
As the name implies, braided cheese refers to twisted lengths of cheese intertwined to create a thick round braid, similar to a braided rope.
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Types of Milk
Milk from Animals
Most types of cheese that consumers have become accustomed to seeing on store shelves are produced from the milk of three animals: cows, sheep, and goats.