The production process is complicated and involves stretching the cheese into long ribbons and rolling it up like a ball of yarn. Mozzarella is another cheese which is processed by stretching (pasta filata process). "El Mexicano" brand Queso Oaxaca from San Jose, California, describes itself as "Mexican Style Mozzarella." There is a spicy version flavored with cherry pits.
It is used in typical cuisine, such as in quesadillas, which are tortillas with melted oaxaca cheese, and for which there are variations (like Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza where the quesadilla is stuffed with pumpkin flower) depending on the stuffing used (chicharrón, chorizo, jamon de york, etc) in addition to the cheese.
El Ranchero del Sur, Llc Recalls El Ranchero Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese), Los Corrales Queso Fresco En Hoja De Platano (Fresh Cheese in Banana Leaf), and El Ranchero Queso Oaxaca (String Cheese) Because of Possible Health Risk
Mar 16, 2012; SILVER SPRING, MD -- The following information was released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): El Ranchero Del Sur,...