A Mexican cheese that originated in the Chihuahua region of northern Mexico. Made from cow's milk, Chihuahua Cheese provides a salty, mild and slightly sour flavor. When aged, it becomes tangy and sharper in flavor, similar to a cheddar cheese. It is a good cooking cheese as it melts well, holding together when exposed to heat. Chihuahua can be used for fondues, breaded fried cheese dishes (queso frito), egg dishes, enchiladas,or simply for snacking. Pale yellow in color, Chihuahua Cheese is commonly referred to as Queso Menonita, which is a type of cheese produced in the Mennonite communities near the Mexican city of Chihuahua. In earlier years, Chihuahua Cheese was made only by Mennonites, but it is now made in many areas of Mexico as well as outside Mexico. This cheese can be found in many food stores where it may be formed into blocks, round wheels, braids of cheese, or balls of cheese.
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