Chihuahua cheese

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Chihuahua cheese

Origin

  • Queso Chihuahua or Chihuahua cheese is a soft white cows' milk cheeses of Mexican origin. The cheese is named after its place of origin, the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
  • It is one of the most popular 'melting cheeses' sold in Mexico.

Cheese group

  • In Chihuahua, it is called queso menonita, after the Mennonite communities of northern Mexico that first produced it, while elsewhere it is called queso chihuahua. This cheese is now made by both Mennonites and non-Mennonites throughout the state and is popular all over the country.

Milk type

Aroma and taste

  • It is a mild melting cheese. Monterey Jack (USA) or a mild white cheddar is a good substitute for recipes calling for this cheese.

Shape, weight and size

  • Sold in braids, balls or rounds.

Description

In Chihuahua, it is called queso menonita, after the Mennonite communities of northern Mexico that first produced it, while elsewhere it is called queso chihuahua. This cheese is now made by both Mennonites and non-Mennonites throughout the state and is popular all over the country. Queso Chihuahua is good for melting, and is similar to a mild, white cheddar or Monterey Jack. It may be used in queso fundido (fondue style melted cheese), choriqueso, quesadillas, chilaquiles, chili con queso, or sauces

Suppliers

  • This is likely to only be found in Mexico or South America, though you may find that some of our stock this cheese.
  • V&V Supremo

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Chihuahua cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Chihuahua cheese.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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