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Everything you wanted to know about Mexican cheese


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Everything you wanted to know about Mexican cheese

Stanley Stephan | Oct 3, 2003 06:29 PM

I found this nice article on Mexican cheeses. At the end it has some other links. The link to the Cacique Cheese company at the end is wonderful. If you don't read the article, here's the web site

It has descriptions of about 14 Mexican cheeses with matching recipes for each specific cheese. The descriptions of the cheeses are quite poetic as well. They describe the Oaxaca as follows:

"The jewelers of Oaxaca once fashioned ceremonial finery unequaled by any other pre-columbian culture in Mexico. This ivory ball of slightly aged string cheese follows the tradition with its intricately woven strands, enfolding a treasure of taste."

They also sell six types of cremas. Of the Crema Mexicana Agria, the description starts "As white as the full moon over Mexico ..."

The description of the cremas in general is lovely

"Have you ever tasted cream just skimmed off the top of fresh milk? Get the idea? Our array of thick, buttery Hispanic creams is so divine, so exquisite, that their use knows no boundaries but inspires all kinds of creative culinary conjuring - entrees, desserts, sauces."

Anyway, interesting and informative site. The following link is a Mexican cheese primer from a Southern California newspaper.



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