Where can I buy queso guayanés in Manhattan?
I am hooked on the guayanés cheese in the arepas at Caracas--but I can't figure out a place to purchase it myself. Does anyone have any suggestions. I'm willing to travel, but the closer to East Village/Grammercy Park, the better.
last i heard, Caracas Arepa Bar buys their cheese from Miami (theres a HUGE population of Venezuelans there).
However, there is an online bodega with products from a bunch of S.A. countries.
They have queso guayanes, and i would also recommend the following zuelan cheeses/products:
Queso de Mano
Queso Telita -- similar to guayanes in consistency, but cheese is almost compressed layers rather than a solid unit.
Queso Palmizulia -- hard salty white cheese from Zulia, the state that borders Colombia
Tequeños -- venezuelan version of mozzarella sticks, wrapped in dough rather than breadcrumbs
Harina P.A.N. -- the best cornmeal-like product to make Arepas
the cheeses are a perfect compliment to plantains if you havent tried the combination
I've ordered from here a long time ago, and was very pleased with the products.