Cheese

Cotija de la Paz, Michoacán Many Mexican recipes call for the use of cotija cheese (queso cotija) and you might be wondering, “what is cotija cheese?” Cotija is a salty, cheese prepared with cow’s milk which is used as a seasoning similar to the way you use parmesan in a dish. You sprinkle it on [...]

Corn Truffle Filled Quesadillas You may know of huitlacoche the mysterious Mexican corn mushroom also called corn truffle but aren’t quite sure what to do with it. We recommend these quesadillas filled with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and huitlacoche. First, What is Huitlacoche? Huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on ears of corn and is a [...]

Expand Your Taco Horizons You like cheese. You like salsa. And, you like tacos. This is your dish. Chunks of asadero cheese softened in a spicy roasted green salsa served on warm corn tortillas. Asadero cheese is a melting cheese commonly used to make quesadillas. It’s very popular in the states of Durango, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, [...]

A Spicy-Sweet Mexican Party Dip Everybody loves cream cheese dip. This one has the added kick of chipotle peppers in adobo added to the sweetness of strawberry jam. Did you know that chipotles are just smoked jalapeños? Serve it the next time you need a quick appetizer for a get-together. It’s a guaranteed hit. How [...]

Dip de Queso Crema con Ajonjoli y Salsa de Soya In Mexico, cream cheese dips are very popular at parties and get-togethers. It’s not always salsa and chips for snacks which might surprise you. Did you know that dips are also called dips in Mexico? Cream cheese is known as queso crema or “queso Filadelfia,” like one of the best-known [...]

Tex-Mex Chorizo and Cheese Dip We are thrilled with our first Tex-Mex recipe on the Mexican Food Journal, Queso con Carne provided by Mary The Cake Chica, a Houston native. Queso was a delicious and fun part of her Friday nights when she was growing up. Here she shares the recipe with you. Enjoy! Tex-Mex Style Queso con Carne [...]

Mexican Style Quesadillas Quesadillas are a staple in every Mexican home and fondas, the small mom-and-pop restaurants found throughout the country. You might be surprised to find that quesadillas in Mexico aren’t the cheese-filled extravaganzas we are used to in the U.S. A typical quesadilla is made with a corn tortilla and a small amount of cheese [...]

You Can Grill Quesadillas? Did you know that you can make quesadillas on the grill? You can and they’re awesome. Melty, cheesy, and smokey. The next time you fire up the grill be sure to make some. Charcoal Grilled Quesadillas How to Make Start with some good corn tortillas, not flour they don’t take well [...]