8 Melt-in-Your-Mouth Mexican Cheeses for Cinco de Mayo

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There are few problems cheese can’t solve. With its ooey-gooey texture and melt in your mouth flavor, we happen to think you can never have too much of such a good thing.

Mexican cheeses hold a special place in our hearts (and mouths) as the perfect counterbalance to traditionally spicy Mexican cuisine.

With smooth flavors and deep aromas, these Mexican cheeses will have you begging for a taste. Get to know and love the following Mexican cheeses just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

1. Cotija

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Think of cotija as the parmesan of Mexican cheeses. Use it crumbled or grated on top of salads, soups, enchiladas, tacos, and so much more! We recommend these flavorful Baja fish tacos as the perfect dish to showcase the authentic tang of cotija cheese. (via Babble)

2. Crema

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Crema is a cultured cheese similar to sour cream that adds creamy flavor to every dish. Taste for yourself with these best-ever creamy enchiladas! (via Babble)

3. Queso Quesadilla

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Derived from northern Mexico, queso quesadilla is a rich, versatile cheese that can be used in anything from quesadillas (surprise, surprise) to queso dips. One bite of these black bean and corn quesadillas will make a believer out of you! (via Babble)

4. Asadero

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Asadero is another melting cheese and is used to make a popular Mexican version of fondue called fundido. Give Cinco de Mayo a flavorful twist by serving this wild mushroom queso fundido. (via Rick Bayless)

5. Queso Blanco

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Queso blanco is a soft and mild while cheese popular throughout Latin America for good reason. Among the most versatile unaged melting cheeses, queso blanco makes for a delicious restaurant-style white queso dip. (via The Cookie Rookie)

6. Queso Oaxaca

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Queso Oaxaca is white semi-hard cheese. Incredibly versatile and mild, queso oaxaca can be used in quesadillas, stuffed in roasted green chilies, shredded and folded into tacos, or baked and enjoyed in salsa verde sauce! (via Nibbles & Feasts)

7. Panela

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This white meltable cheese with a smooth finish made from pasteurized cow’s milk adds a taste of rich cream to entrees and appetizers alike. Get your dip on with this baked panel cheese dip! (via Mexican Made Meatless)

8. Queso Fresco

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Queso fresco’s tangy flavor makes for a creamy finish for Mexican cuisine. Make this traditional chilaquiles recipe topped with queso fresco for a hearty breakfast, or dinner! (via Babble)

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