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

Queso Fresco vs Queso Blanco

Queso Fresco vs Queso Blanco – Are they the same? Queso blanco and Queso fresco are both white Mexican “fresh cheeses”. Their appearance, texture and flavor profile are nearly identical and they can be used interchangeably in almost any Mexican dish. But are they the same cheese? Let’s learn more about these two popular Mexican … 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 Queso Blanco While Pregnant?

Queso Blanco

Can I Eat Queso Blanco While Pregnant? Queso Blanco, one of the many delicious fresh cheeses commonly used in Mexican cuisine is safe to eat during pregnancy but only if you are 100% sure it has been pasteurized and packaged in sanitary conditions.  Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warn that if … Read more