If you've never tasted Queso Oaxaca, think of it as a Mexican mozzarella. Hand-stretched into long ribbons of string cheese and rolled up like a ball of yarn, it has a subtle flavor and a wonderful texture. Very versatile, this cheese is also the base for the classic Mexican dish Queso Fondido, a Central American twist on fondue.
Paula Lambert is a renowned cheesemaker and entrepreneur. In 1982 she founded the award-winning Mozzarella Company, a small cheese factory in Dallas, Texas. Today, the company produces some of the best Hispanic-influenced cheeses this side of the border. Inspired by the fabulous cheese from the beautiful Mexican state of Oaxaca, this has quickly developed a cult following in our tasting rooms here at igourmet.
- Silver medal winner at the 2002 American Cheese Society Awards.