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Queso Oaxaca Recipe

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This cheese comes from the Oaxaca (WaHaKa) region of Mexico. It's a beautiful, stretched curd cheese, wound into a ball for a unique presentation. Commonly known as Quesillo, it is, by far, the most popular cheese for making quesadillas.

Stories say that in the 1950's, Italian influence came into the area and was the methodology behind this cheese, but many elders say they remember this cheese well before then. Although this cheese is much like Italian Mozzarella, research shows it's quite different in how it evolved.
  • Yield2 pounds
  • Agingtime none
  • Skill Levelintermediate
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