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Grilled Zucchini with Cilantro Buttermilk, Queso Fresco, and Pine Nuts


Photographed by Benjamin Wheatley

Whipped Queso Fresco with Spring Vegetables


The Road South: In Search of Mexico’s Wine Country


Photos by Benjamin Wheatley  My sister looked skeptical.“I don’t think this is the way,” she said. I looked down at Google Maps. The twisting network of roads meandered aimlessly with no real point of orientation. Looking up at the steep, dirt hill ahead and the cloud of dust that had gathered, I agreed with her […]

Mezcal Cozies Up Nicely to Curds


Mezcal and cheese might seem like an unlikely pair at first, but the lactic tasting notes in this agave-based spirit make this pairing a no-brainer.

Queso in the Capital


In Mexico City, you can hardly go dos pasos without tripping over cheese.

Manchego Debate

Manchego Vs. Manchego


As political drama envelopes society, not even cheese will be left unscathed. The latest fray to hit international dairy relations involves Manchego DOP. The beloved sheep’s milk wheel has become the sticking point in a dispute between Mexico and the European Union, effectively stymying renegotiations over an 18-year-old trade deal. The controversy surrounds the name. Since 1984, […]

chicken tortilla soup. Photograph by Lauren Volo

One Cheese, Five Ways: King Cotija


This salty crumbler crowns many a Mexican-inspired dish. Check out these five recipes starring cotija