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

Substitutes for Oaxaca Cheese

Substitutes for Oaxaca Cheese – 13 Great Options for A Variety of Dishes What is Oaxaca Cheese? Queso Oaxaca (pronounced wuh-HAA-kah) is one of the most popular cheeses in Mexico and originates from the state of Oaxaca. In this region, it is more commonly known as Quesillo. Oaxaca cheese is a semi-firm, white cheese with … 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

How to Use Oaxaca Cheese

How to Use Oaxaca Cheese Here are some great ways to use Oaxaca cheese, including some of our favorite recipes. What is Oaxaca Cheese? Oaxaca (pronounced wuh·HAA·kah)  is one of the most popular cheeses in Mexico and originates from the state of Oaxaca in the southeastern part of the country. In this region, it is … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Oaxaca Cheese?

Can dogs eat Oaxaca cheese? Yes, most dogs can eat Oaxaca cheese in small amounts as a treat. As with all cheese, there are health considerations to be made when feeding dogs, but Oaxaca cheese is relatively low fat compared to some other cheeses. Oaxaca cheese can be great as a treat for your dog, … 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 Oaxaca Cheese While Pregnant?

Can I Eat Oaxaca Cheese While Pregnant? To lower the risk of Listeriosis, pregnant women should not eat certain cheeses unless they are made with pasteurized milk. Most Oaxaca cheese is made from pasteurized milk and is therefore considered safe for women to eat while pregnant. What is Listeriosis? Listeriosis is a serious foodborne illness … Read more