Mexican cheese question.
NYC has lots of Mexican food carts now, and most of them make tasty sandwiches that, paradoxically, include this white, stretchy, chicle-like substance that has no taste whatsoever.
What do you call this stuff?
Maybe panela? Even here in Mexico City I have a hard time finding panela that doesn't have the taste of tofu (i.e., almost none), and I don't think I've ever had a torta where I thought the panela brought something to it. It goes nicely on salads though and I'm pretty sure it's panela that I see a lot crumbled on top of enchiladas, refried beans, and what have you.