Oaxaca cheese is a family favorite throughout Mexico for snacking and because it melts easily to make your favorite dishes rich and creamy.
Melt Oaxaca cheese on a tortilla for an easy and delicious quesadilla.
Also great for a grilled sandwich, and unlike other cheeses such as cheddar, it does not separate into solids and oil when heated.
Consequently, it makes dishes like pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and cheeseburgers less greasy and more cheesy! Of course, it is invaluable when preparing your favorite Mexican dishes!
Both Queso Oaxaca and Queso Fresco are endorsed by the California Farmers Advisory Board (Real California Cheese). Salazar cheese is made with the highest quality milk that comes from happy California cows not treated with RSBT hormone.
Another type of cheese being produced in out new Brentwood plant is the well known Queso Fresco (fresh cheese), which is largely used in almost all Mexican dishes and recipes throughout the world.
This type of cheese is largely manufactured by several well-known brands in California. However, none of the other manufacturers produce it in small quantities following the traditional handmade processes of the Salazar family. It is these methods that give Salazar cheeses the unmistakable authentic and delicious flavor they're known for.
Queso Oaxaca is a white, semi-hard cheese from Mexico, similar to unaged Monterey Jack, but with a mozzarella-like string cheese texture.
It is named after the Southern Mexican state of Oaxaca where it was first made. Queso Oaxaca is also known as quesillo, or thread cheese when shaped like a ball. Shaped in bricks for slicing, it is called asadero(meaning "roaster" or "broiler") or queso quesadilla
Little is known about the origins of the recipe, but most people agree that it came from a small town by the name of Ethla. Although the recipe for Oaxaca cheese is very similar to Mozzarella's, the cooking methods used to produce Oaxaca cheese clearly differentiate the final outcomes. The end results are significant, and therefore making Oaxaca cheese a true Artisan Cheese.
Queso Salazar has been in business for over 54 years. The company was founded by Moises and Estela Salazar in their home state of Oaxaca-a southern state of Mexico.
A combination of hard labor, attention to quality, and love for the art of cheese making has won them recognition among those who refuse to alter the tradition by sticking to the ancestral methods.
The Salazar's raised nine children, six of whom, along with their own children continue the family's legacy. The Salazar family takes pride in their new facility in Brentwood, California, which allows them to expand and increase the production of their unique and unparalleled products.
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