Queso Campesino is a name often given to this Mexican cheese that is categorized as an artisan cheese produced most often by smaller cheese processors. The term Campesino is a Spanish word used to describe a farmworker or farmer of modest means. Thus, the cheese takes on characteristics of a simple cheese that is produced to offer modest features in flavor, texture and appearance. Semi-firm in texture, Campesino Cheese is chalky white in color and provides a smooth, mild flavor. It is a good cheese to use for cooking, for adding to salads, or simply for snacking.
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