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May 1, 2007 03:55 PM

Favorite cheese for quesadillas?

ok, the idea comes from the thread on grilled cheese sandwiches

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  1. i like jack cheese mixed with a bit of sharp cheddar for quesadillas.

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    1. re: ccbweb

      I like to add some diced tomatoes and green onions; have used asadero and oaxaca cheeses

      1. re: ccbweb

        Cheddar and jack... and if i'm really hungry charbroiled chicken but rarely... then served with sourcream and salsa. Simplicity.

      2. Pepper jack or chipotle cheddar from Bravo Farms.

        1. Depends on the quesadilla. I like jack and cheddar - but if I am making crab then I usually add some cream cheese too. Not trying to be authentic here...


          1. Extra-sharp cheddar with a LOT of chopped green onion. Not at all authentic, so what!

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            1. re: bakergal

              monterey for the "melt", a little cheddar, green onion, cilantro (yup inside) tomatoes, and hot hot salsa. yum, now that's going to be breakfast.

              1. re: chef chicklet

                Breakfast!!! And just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Thanks for the idea. (Is it okay to drink Corona at breakfast?)

                    1. re: bakergal

                      Are you not glad it's Friday, because the happy hour begins at 2:00 pm here!!!

            2. There are several quesos available locally that are supposed to be authentic. But I don't detect much flavor in any of them. Are they just for binding ingredients?

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              1. re: shallots

                From what I know about Mexican food here. I find that they use the milder white cheese which is great for the melt factor, and it does have a mellow flavor. Which in some cases is good. No clash with the fresh cilantro, chilies and other good stuff. That is why I go easy with the cheddar. To each their own!