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Dec 3, 2008 04:12 PM

Where to get chihuahua cheese?

I'm searching for chihuahua cheese, and I don't think I've ever seen it around this area. I just want to make queso fundido, nothing terribly elaborate - is there another Mexican cheese I can use? I live in Melrose so would love to find it around here somewhere, but whatever. Thanks!

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  1. A quick trip to Google got me to Ole, a Taste of Mexico in Cambridge. You should ask them where they get it then tell the rest of us. 617-492-4495.

    1. More south than you were thinking, but Hi-Lo in JP and Village Market in Roslindale both carry it. I've also seen it at a couple of the bodegas in and around Roslidale / JP. You may want to try any of the Spanish markets or markets in predominantly Spanish-speaking neighborhoods in the Cambridge area. I assume it would be fairly easy to find in Chelsea and Everett for the same reasons.

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      1. re: bostonbroad

        I am pretty sure they have it at the Somerville Ave Market Basket--they have 4 or 5 different Latin American cheeses, and certainly a mild white melting cheese among them even if not specifically Chihuahua. The bodegas that would have it in Cambridge are in Area 4--El Tropical on Norfolk or the ones on Columbia Street.

        1. re: dulce de leche

          Not sure about Somerville MB but Everett's probably does.

        2. re: bostonbroad

          Sorry, bostonbroad, I called both of the places you mentioned above and neither of them carries chihuahua cheese, unfortunately. I also walked around Area 4 (near Central Square) and neither of the bodegas I went to carried it. They also couldn't tell me of any place that carries it either :(

          After doing a little research (which included a call back to my favorite Mexican grocery store in Milwaukee), I discovered, much to my dismay, that there is only ONE distributor of V&V Supremo Chihuahua Cheese in all of MA (none in RI or NH either): Perkins Paper, Inc. in Taunton. The only problem is: they sell it in 6-pound restaurant-sized packages! However, at only $22/package, I am considering it.

          I am not sure about other brands of chihuahua cheese; the only brand I bought while living in Milwaukee was the V&V Supremo. Good luck all!

        3. Man, it must be hard to milk those little dogs.

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          1. re: silver queen

            Darn, I was really hoping to post what you did.

          2. La Internacional market in Union Square, Somerville carries a lot of imported Mexican products. I'm not familiar with this particular cheese but you could give them a call - even if they don't have it they might know where you can find it.

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