Oaxaca is Mexico’s most popular cheese because it melts and strings like no other when melted, forming delicious long strings when pulled. It is a semi-soft cheese like un-aged Monterey Jack, but with a Mozzarella-like string cheese texture. It is named after the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, where it was first made. Queso Oaxaca is best served warm, it maintains enviable melting characteristics, has been chosen by numerous chefs and is the private label choice for quality-conscious retailers.
Geographic Denomination: Mexico
Texture: Stringy and easy to melt
Flavor: Lightly salted
formats: Balls, strips, shred
Applications: It is a cheese used in a variety of recipes and is especially popular roasted or baked in Mexican dishes. It is also excellent in quesadillas or stuffed peppers.