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Old 07-06-2018, 12:46 PM   #11
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While there are people in Mexico that like a wide variety of cheese, the most common cheese is a very young cheese, queso fresco. Common, as in, most people there eat the queso fresco cheese all the time. I heard of a story where a friend was visiting mexico and the mexican friends thought that 'old cheese' (meaning aged cheese) was bad, and 'young cheese' was better, young as in not aged long at all. This makes a big difference, and in my experience, aged cheeses are more meltable and "just made' cheeses don't tend to melt well. Given all that you might want to try queso fresco.


My friend that only makes cheese from raw goat's milk, tells me that goat's milk cheeses don't melt.



Oaxaca, is going to melt like mozzarella.


Here is a handy cheese chart that might help with those decisions.



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While there are people in Mexico that like a wide variety of cheese, the most common cheese is a very young cheese, queso fresco. Common, as in, most people there eat the queso fresco cheese all the time. I heard of a story where a friend was visiting mexico and the mexican friends thought that 'old cheese' (meaning aged cheese) was bad, and 'young cheese' was better, young as in not aged long at all. This makes a big difference, and in my experience, aged cheeses are more meltable and "just made' cheeses don't tend to melt well. Given all that you might want to try queso fresco.


My friend that only makes cheese from raw goat's milk, tells me that goat's milk cheeses don't melt.



Oaxaca, is going to melt like mozzarella.


Here is a handy cheese chart that might help with those decisions.



That’s a really handy chart! Paneer needs to be added to the last category.
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I like Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack (Cojack) mix. Not too picky about it though.
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WOW Your enchilada looks wonderful!

Thank you, MsM.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:20 PM   #15
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Bliss, thank you for posting the handy dandy cheese chart. I put it in my faves and will pass it along to my daughters.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:26 PM   #16
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Cheryl J, you're welcome. I've been learning a lot about cheese for a couple year now. My family is more melty cheese fans.
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