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Feb 21, 2004 07:10 AM

Oaxaca Cheese

  • j

Any advice on where to find this Mexican string cheese? Tried Kensington Market in Oct.- no luck.One grocer mentioned import issues with Mexican cheeses. Thanks very much.

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  1. j

    For what it's worth, if you can't find the real deal, regular string cheese is in my opinion a 90% faithful substitute. I have ready access to any number of variants on the Oaxacan string cheese here in my very Mexican neighborhood (Logan Square) in Chicago. I've tried a lot of them, all good, but to my taste all are really just a slightly saltier version of mozzarella-style string cheese. But they come tied up in a ball, and that's kinda fun!

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    1. re: JimInLoganSquare
      Robert Beeney

      Hi There
      We have just come back from Oaxaca and the cheese [queso] i think its called is a fresh cheese and i don't think you can find it here but if you do let me know cause i want some too. [i have checked out to farmers market to no availe.

    2. you probably know this but it also gos by the names of Asadero and Chihuahua.