What is Oaxaca Cheese?

What Is Oaxaca Cheese

Oaxaca cheese (also known as queso Oaxaca) is named after the city of Oaxaca in Mexico, where it is still made today. It has a yellowish-white tint and is a stretchy, stringy, creamy cheese with a mild, buttery, somewhat salty flavor. Because it’s a rindless cheese, it’s sometimes coiled into a yarn-like ball and sold as a rope. This helps to keep the flavor and flexibility of the semi-soft cheese. The pasta filata cheese family includes Oaxaca.