Glossary of Cheese Terms

Glossary of Cheese Terms Welcome to the MexicoCheese.com Glossary of cheese terms, a comprehensive listing of terms and vocabulary you need to know while learning about Mexican cheese, Mexican food and cheesemaking in general.  Cheese Terms – Listed Alphabetically  Acid Set Acid set: Using bacteria in milk to coagulate the milk without the use of … Read more

Feria del Queso Tonantzintla 2022

21st Annual Feria del Queso Tonantzintla 2022 Held in Puebla On August 5, 6 and 7, Puebla celebrated the twenty-first edition of the traditional Tonantzintla Cheese Fair in the municipality of San Andrés Cholula, Puebla. This long-running cheese festival was canceled in 2020, and due to pandemic restrictions, significantly modified in 2021. Dairy producers, cheesemakers … Read more

8th Annual Festival del Queso Artesanal

8th Annual Festival del Queso Artesanal held in Tenosique, Tabasco Last weekend, after being postponed for two years, this highly anticipated, gastronomic festival was held in the state of Tabasco in the Tenosique Convention Center. The three-day event featured over 250 exhibitors and was attended by over 58,000 visitors. Respected as one of the largest … Read more

Cotija vs Queso Fresco

Cotija vs Queso Fresco – All you need to know about these two iconic Mexican cheeses Cotija and Queso Fresco are two of the most used cheeses in a Mexican household. They are both white and crumbly and one may easily be mistaken for the other. While Cotija and Queso fresco fall into completely different … Read more

How to Use Cotija Cheese

How to Use Cotija Cheese What is Cotija Cheese? Cotija is a firm, white flavorful cheese that originated in the town of Cotija de la Paz in the State of Michoacan some 400 years ago. Cotija cheese is traditionally made from raw cow’s milk but today, pasteurized versions of this cheese are easy to find. … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Mexican Cheese

Mexican Cheese, the ultimate guide

It is nearly impossible to imagine the Mexican cuisine we know and love without Mexican cheese as a vital component. Enchiladas, chiles rellenos, chilaquiles, quesadillas and esquites….what would they be without cheese? Would these ubiquitous dishes even exist on the modern Mexican menus of today without the introduction of cheesemaking to Mexico? While cheese seems … Read more

Can I Eat Cotija Cheese While Pregnant?

Can I Eat Cotija Cheese While Pregnant? Cotija cheese can be “fresh” or aged (Cotija Añejo). As long as fresh Cotija cheese has been made with pasteurized milk, it is considered safe to eat when pregnant.  The latter, Cotija Añejo, falls into the category of Mexico’s “hard” cheeses and is generally considered to be safe … Read more