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.