What is queso fresca?
Queso fresco is a fresh Mexican cheese with a moist but crumbly texture and a mild flavor. Queso fresco is often used as a garnish for soup, a complement for sweet salads, or a snowy white topping for tacos, enchiladas, huevos rancheros, and other Mexican dishes. It gets softer when heated, but it's difficult to melt.
What is queso quesadilla?
Queso quesadilla is a creamy, smooth, semi-soft white cheese that originates in northwestern Mexico and melts beautifully. It's the cheese that is said to have inspired the name "quesadilla."
What is cotija cheese?
Cotija is a Mexican cheese from the town of Cotija in the state of Michoacán. Made from cow's milk, fresh cotija resembles feta cheese. After aging, it's more like crumbly parmesan and is sometimes called the "Parmesan of Mexico". As cotija cheese does not melt, it's usually grated and sprinkled atop dishes.
What is Oaxaca cheese?
Oaxaca is a semi-soft cheese from Mexico with a flavor like a young monterey jack but a texture like mozzarella or string cheese. It's named after the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, where it originated. Oaxaca cheese is made with the same Italian string cheese process that is used to make mozzarella. A fresh white cheese with a mild buttery flavor, oaxaca melts easily, making it an excellent cheese for baking.