Mexican food is famous worldwide, and Oaxaca is one of the top-liked cheese recipes. It gives a super delicious look with stretched curd cheese. Wound into a special ball for a better, customized, and unique presentation. Some people call it Quesillo because it’s also used to make quesadillas.
However, the phenomenon doesn’t stop here. The chefs from different regions have tried several combinations of items with Oaxaca cheese. Undoubtedly, they have succeeded in preparing mouth-watering appetizers. Out of all, we have shortlisted a few to give you suggestions.
So, try these creamy, irresistibly melty, stringy, and awesome Oaxaca dishes. Some are fully loaded for food lovers, and others are minimal for cravings. So, let’s explore!
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What Is Oaxaca Cheese?
Queso Oaxaca is another name for Oaxaca cheese, and it originated in Oaxaca City, Mexico. In particular, it’s produced here in bulk. It’s a creamy cheese with stretchy strings, is buttery, mild, and has a bit of a salty flavor. The appearance has a yellowish-white hue and is rolled in balls (yarn-like). You can say it’s rolled in the shape of a rope.
Moreover, it’s included in the family of Pasta filata (from Italy). It’s said that people from Italy brought it when they settled in Oaxaca. At that time, buffalo milk was not available. They used cow’s milk as an alternative.
Ingredients & Their Quantity
|Gallon Raw or Pasteurized Milk (Not Ultra-Pasteurized)||1|
|Calcium Chloride (Optional)||1 1/2 Tablespoon|
|Rennet (Liquid)||1/4 Tablespoon|
|Citric Acid||1 1/2 Tablespoon|
|Cheese Salt or Kosher Salt||1 Tablespoon|
|Distilled Water||1 1/2 Cups|
Amazing and Trendy Oaxaca Cheese Recipes
Oaxaca Cheese (Quesillo) has a stringy texture and is one of the most favored mozzarella cheeses. It’s popular globally, used in several Mexican dishes, and gives a cheese taste. It will bring your taste to another level. So, don’t forget to try the following best Oaxaca cheese recipes (easy to try at home).
1.Oaxaca Cheese Quesadillas with Squash Blossoms
It’s the top-rated Oaxaca cheese dish, positively rated by several visitors. It has cheese with squash blossom for a divine taste. Heat the oil with sauteed onion. Add some garlic and cook more. Now it’s time to add squash blossoms and separate them. Add a butter layer, heat the tortilla, and add cheese. Fold other ingredients in it, and your dish is ready to serve. Add some garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or Salsa.
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Freshly Chopped Cilantro|
|Diced Onion||1/2 Cup|
|Minced Garlic Cloves||3|
|Chopped Squash Blossoms||15|
2.Smoky Mushroom Oaxaca Quesadillas
Smoke boosts the taste, and Smoky Mushroom Oaxaca Quesadillas are mouth-watering comfort food at home. It contains mushrooms, green onions, garlic, arugula, Oaxaca cheese, and cilantro. A little spark of salt, paprika, and pepper blasts a flavor bomb on it. I call it a 30-mint Oaxaca recipe with maximum savor and flavor. Let it try, and don’t forget to thank me later.
|Olive Oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Cilantro Leaves (Excluding Stem)||1/2 Cup|
|Pack California Baby Portabella Mushrooms (8 Ounces)||1|
|Real California Oaxaca Cheese||(8 Ounces)|
|Large Thinly Sliced Green Onions||2|
|Ground Black Pepper||1/4 Tablespoon|
|Kosher Salt||1/2 Tablespoon|
|Smoked Paprika||1/2 Tablespoon|
3.Cheese Onion Enchiladas
Do you know rolled lasagna? In this dish, each tortilla consists of Oaxaca cheese or grated cheese before rolling. Keep them in a dish and apply a thin layer of enchilada sauce. It’s time to bake it but roll up the tortillas. Don’t forget to top them with a lot of sauce, cheese, and green onions (According to your taste).
For more flavor, add tomato-ey enchilada. The baking will make the sauce thick and slightly brown. You can go deep roasting for a roasted taste. I recommend eating it with black beans, Mexican coleslaw, rice, or other dishes, and you will enjoy it a lot.
|Freshly Ground Black Pepper|
|Guajillo Dried Chiles||2|
|Mexican Oregano||1 Tablespoon|
|Melting Cheese||1/2 Pound|
|Finely Chopped Onion||1/2|
4.Oaxaca Grilled cheese
It’s not a regular dish but a special one for grill lovers. It consists of extra bacon, and Oaxaca cheese is added to give a stretchy cheese pull. While cooking, its melting is a breeze and gives a stringy texture in the end. Spicy layers and rich, savory Adobo sauce packs are added for better taste. It’s a flavor explosion with a smooth texture. For crips, chipotle is used with adobo sauce. Yeah! It tastes like crunchy bread.
|Slices Bread (Sturdy)||8|
|Ball of Grated Oaxaca Cheese||(12 OZ.)|
|Slices Thick-Cut Bacon||8|
5.Homemade Queso Fundido
It’s a homemade cheese recipe and consists of a melted cheese dip. Melted cheese dip is also known as Fundido, with a combination of other ingredients. It’s highly thick but becomes melty with the addition of other types of cheeses. If I talk about the flavor, it gives a meaty or savory flavor due to chorizo.
Chorizo? Don’t worry! It’s a famous Mexican (Spanish) sausage with a lot of flavors. They are available in the market with sweet or smoky flavors (pick up as you desire). While eating, it provides a spicy taste, but the creaminess is created with cheese. It’s good to serve it with chips or nachos.
|Vegetable Oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Roasted Salsa||1 1/2 Cups|
|Mexican Chorizo||(5 Ounces)|
|Tortilla Chips for Serving Purpose||(12)|
6.Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips
It’s a special finger food for your spouse or family having a movie night at home. It is richer in cheese sauce or queso and has a lot of cream. It’s good news that it only includes two ingredients: Chorizo and cheese. Cut the tortilla using a pizza slicer before putting it into the frying pan. Frying it is necessary to make it crunchy and good to eat, like chips. The sauce gives another taste and is boosted by adding red pepper flakes, hers, etc.
|Oaxaca Cheese||2 Pounds|
|Mexican Pork Chorizo||(9 OZ.)|
|Vegetable or Canola Oil|
|Flour Tortilla Shells||(6-8)|
7.Brazilian Cheese Puffs
It’s one of my favorite appetizers because it’s easy to make and incredibly delicious. You only need to take oil, milk, egg, tapioca flour, salt, and a cheese blend. Use the mixture to fill a muffin tin or bowl (according to your serving). After all, back it till they get golden brown. Bravo! The addictive dish is ready to serve. The guests will find it really hard to stop from the next bite.
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Pan Greasing)||1/3 Cup|
|Tapioca flour (66G)||1 1/2 Cups|
|Salt||According Your Taste|
8.Cheesy Salvadoran Pupusas with Chorizo
This dish has a filling Salvadoran flair to taste up to the next level. It tastes fantastic with pupusa, and chorizo, making everything mouth-watering. When you look at them, pupusas will look like flatbreads, but they are filled with Shredded Oaxaca cheese. A little touch of Mexican Chorizo can be given with Oaxaca cheese to deliver a perfect taste.
Combine all the things with homemade slaw for a perfect meal. Yeah! It’s super enjoyable and can be served on several occasions. Always serve gooey pupusas hot to get a maximum taste.
|Logan’s Salvadorian-Style Chorizo||(8 OZ.)|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||1 Tablespoon|
|Kosher Salt||1 Tablespoon|
|Water (Room Temperature or Cold)||1 Cups|
|Shredded Oaxaca Cheese||(10 OZ.)|
|Packed Slaw (Mix Without Dressing)||2 Cups|
9.Grilled Mexican Pizza with Salsa Verde and Chorizo
It’s a ready-made dish as it requires a little effort compared to other mentioned dishes. Get pizza dough to make delicious grilled Mexican Pizza that’s absolutely mouth-watering. Like a pizza, the dough’s upper layer is covered with cheese, salsa verde, tomatoes, and chorizo to give more flavor. Grill it to get a brown crunch before extra topping of queso fresco, cilantro, and green onions. After dressing up, it’s ready to eat.
|Dry White Wine||1/4 Cup|
|All-Purpose Flour||3 1/2 Cups|
|Warm Water||2/3 Cup|
|Olive Oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Ounces Fresh Yeast||1 1/2|
10.Oaxaca Cheese and Beef Tamale Bites
Beef is a great appetizer; Oaxaca cheese and beef tamale bites will increase your craving. Juicy shredded beef is combined with cornbread and baked for the final topping of Oaxaca cheese. Moreover, a layer of cilantro is also spread for a lovely look. Undoubtedly, this finger food has so much taste that you cannot stop yourself from taking another bite. I recommend serving it to your family with lime wedges to refresh bites.
|Flank Steak||1 1/2 Ibs|
|Tomato Paste||3 Tablespoon|
|Worcestershire Sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Lime Juice||1 Lime|
|Soy Sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Real California Butter||1 Tablespoon|
|Shredded Oaxaca Cheese||1/2 Cup|
|Cornbread and Corn Muffin (Mix)||One Pack|
|Fresh Cilantro (Chopped)||1/4 Cup|
11.Eggplant Tortas Milanesa
Upgrade your sandwich with a new Oaxaca cheese recipe called Eggplant Tortas Milanesa. Eggplant is kept at the center of the meat. Fry the bread until it gets golden brown in a frying pan. The overall dish taste appears due to the eggplant and its texture. After that, add cheese, chipotle mayo, avocado, onion, cilantro, and jalapenos to the sandwich. Wow! A superb Oaxaca dish is ready to serve.
|Thinly Sliced Small Red Onion||1|
|Chipotle Chiles in Adobo||(7 OZ.)|
|All-Purpose Flour||1/2 Cup|
|Eggplant (12 Oz.)||1|
|Oaxaca Cheese||(8 OZ.)|
|Bolillo Rolls (or Ciabatta)|
|Thinly Sliced Avocados||2|
|Sliced Jalapenos||1/3 Cup|
|Chopped Cilantro||1/3 Cup|
12.Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Upgrade your meal with a sprinkle of regular stuffed peppers. Combine black beans, chorizo, sweet corn, Oaxaca cheese, and peppers to give a wonderful taste. You will surely be pleased after eating it. Bake them with delicious tomato sauce to increase the cheese. It’s a hearty meal due to its flavorsome ingredients. Congrats! Lovely Chorizo stuffed Poblano peppers are ready to enjoy.
|Olive Oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Bulk Chorizo Sausage||3/4 Ibs|
|Taco Sauce (For Taste)||2 Tablespoon|
|Cooked Rice||1/2 Cup|
|Ground Cumin||1 Tablespoon|
|Diced Onion||1/4 Cup|
|Shredded Cheddar Cheese||1/4 Cup|
|Taco Sauce||1/4 Cup|
Chicken Alambre is another flavorful dish to activate your taste buds. Before cooking, the chicken is fully marinated in an amalgam of lime juice, garlic, spices, and olive oil. After that, it’s mixed with chorizo, bacon, and some vegetables to prepare a fabulous mixture. Serve the tortillas with a layer of Oaxaca cheese which gives the real taste. Make sure to mix everything nicely and serve with some topping.
|Vegetable Oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Oaxaca Cheese||(8 OZ.)|
|Large Red Onion||1|
|Red Bell Peppers||2|
|Fresh Chorizo||(12 OZ.)|
|Slab Bacon||(6 OZ.)|
14.White Chicken Enchiladas
Do you like to eat more in cold weather? White chicken enchiladas might be your ideal choice on a chilly day. Prepared with a combination of chicken broth, shredded chicken, green chilies, sour cream, Oaxaca cheese, and tortillas. When you take a bite, it will spread a smile on your face. Bake the ingredients until the top melts. Serve it with a garnish of onions, cilantro, or whatever you want.
|Shredded Chicken||2 Cups|
|Salt, Pepper, and Adobo Seasoning|
|Diced Green Chiles||4 Ounces Can|
|Oaxaca Cheese||2 Cups|
|Sour Cream||1 Cup|
15.Birria Tacos with Consomme
Get ready to serve your guests and family with a new dish named Birria Tacos with consomme. Slowly cook the Tender shredded beef. Adobo sauce and melted cheese on the top make it an incredible dish. It’s loaded; don’t forget to add tacos to get wholesome food. For a refreshing flavor, garnish with consomme, diced onions, lime wedges, and cilantro.
|Batch of Shredded Beef Birria||1|
|Fresh Cilantro||1/2 Cup|
|Oaxaca Cheese||16 Ounces|
|Green Onions||1/2 Cup|
|White Onion||1 Cup|
Add another dish to your craving list named Migas. It’s a straightforward recipe and can be prepared in a single pan. Includes everyone’s favorite ingredients, such as bell peppers, onions, tortilla strips, eggs, and cheese, that will make your breakfast wonderful. Do you want to make it more delicious? Add a topping of avocado, Salsa, and cotija cheese to make it loaded with flavor. Definitely, you will add it to your favorite list.
|Kosher Salt||1 Tablespoon|
|Grated Cotija Cheese||2 Tablespoon|
|Vegetable Oil||3 Tablespoon|
|Medium Corn Tortillas||3|
|Shredded Oaxaca Cheese||1 Cup|
|Diced White Onions||1/4 Cup|
|Diced Green Bell Pepper||1/4 Cup|
17.Bean and Cheese Molletes
It’s the last meal on our list with a topping of Oaxaca cheese and fantastic beans. Most people call it open–faced sandwiches, covered with the most delicious ingredients. The taste is similar to bread rolls when baked and have a topping. Here we add a topping of shredded cheese, refried beans, and pico de gallo. It’s surprisingly easy to prepare, even for beginners. Just take a while to take a bite. You will try it again and again.
|Seasoned Refried Beans||3 or 4 Cups|
|Fresh Cilantro||1/4 Cup|
|Oaxaca Cheese||(10 OZ.)|
|Ripe Roma Tomatoes||3|
In conclusion, Oaxaca cheese has a lot of taste and versatility to prepare several dishes. It gives perfect taste, texture, and required flavor. Another important thing is that it melts quickly, decreasing overall cooking time. It melts consistently and provides milk flavor to food. We are excited to hear your feedback and must try the above recipes.