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.