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Quesos El Viajero

Typically Hispanic cheeses can be grouped into three main categories:

Fresh cheeses: Queso Fresco, Panela, Enchilado, Blanco and Para Freir

Melting cheeses: Quesadilla, Oaxaca and Asadero

Hard cheeses: Cotija, Queso Seco and Cincho


Queso Fresco (pronounced Kay-so Fres-ko)

          This cheese is a fresh, moist, spongy, crumbling cheese with a grainy texture. It has a mild and slightly salty taste.  It’s often compared to a really mild feta cheese. Crumble over refried beans, tacos, enchiladas, sopes, and even salads. Mix inside casseroles or soups if you want the cheese to pick up the flavor of the dish.

   Queso Quesadilla (pronounced Kay-so Kay-sah-dee-ah)

          This smooth, soft mild white cheese melts to a rich creamy consistency and is excellent in casseroles or grilled cheese sandwiches.  It’s comparable to a Queso Chihuahua or Queso Menonita.  It is distinctive from most Hispanic cheeses because of its pale yellow color and because its taste can vary from mild to sharp.  Use as a shredding cheese in cooked dishes or sliced for sandwiches.  Its mild flavor blends well with most foods.  Great snacking cheese!
   Queso Panela (pronounced Pah-nel-ah)

          Similar to the Queso Fresco, this mild white cheese has a crumbly texture.  It’s sometimes referred to as Queso de Canasta (basket cheese) because it carries the imprint of the basket in which it was molded.  The characteristics of this cheese allow it to absorb other flavors easily and therefore it is often found on appetizers trays with different flavors infused into it. Queso Panela can also be fried without melting, to make great appetizers on crackers or breads. It’s also a great cooking cheese.
   Queso Oaxaca (pronounced Kay-so Wah-ha-ca)

          This stretched curd cheese is the Hispanic version of string cheese.  As it’s kneaded its wound into balls and packaged.  Oaxaca cheese balls can be peeled and unwound as a snack.  Its mild flavor and white color is also good for shredding and melting in casseroles, quesadillas, tacos, burritos and much more!
   Cotija (pronounced Coh-tee-ha)

          This sharp, dry crumbling cheese is often sold as a chunk or grated.  Use it in a similar manner to Parmesan cheese, as a garnish for common dishes such as pasta.  It’s bold, salty taste is a perfect condiment for items such as corn on the cob.

          Is a smooth textured cheese with an orange rind and a white interior. It usually has a very mild flavor and smooth, soft texture. This cheese is commonly served as an appetizer or snack. Because it melts well, it is also often used in dishes such as grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna melts, quesadillas and cheeseburgers.

Cremas El Viajero

          The most popular style of Hispanic cream, our Cremas are fresh, smooth and delicious! Top any traditional dish and enjoy! Trust us, the only thing you will be disappointed with is  when you realize you have an empty tub...

     • Crema Mexicana

     • Crema Centro Americana

Flavors From Around the World

          We delight our selves in working hard to bring you the best quality, flavors, textures, and taste of different cultures from around the world.

     • Queso Blanco                  • Queso Boricua

Queso para Freir             • Queso Dominicano

     • Queso Colombiano           • IWS