Panela has an elegant texture and exquisite taste. It’s lower in sodium than many Mexican cheeses making it a healthy alternative. Also known as “Queso de Canasta” or “Basket Cheese” because it is formed in a basket mold.
Geographic Denomination: Mexico
Flavor: Lightly salted
FORMATS: Round, wheel, basket
Enjoy as an ingredient in salads, as part of an appetizer such as nopal (cactus), or as dessert combining it with guava paste.