Local Dairy - La Vaquita

Oaxaca - La Vaquita

This cheese is named after the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, where it was first made.

Winner, Mozzarrella (Ball, Brick or Cylinder) or Pasta Filata Category, 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix.

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For over 20 years, customers have trusted La Vaquita to provide the most natural and fresh dairy and cheese products for their Latin American cooking needs. Produced in the Ingersoll, Ontario facility from locally-sourced, farm-fresh milk, La Vaquita is proud to offer products that deliver an authentic Latin American food experience.

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About this cheese

La Vaquita Oaxaca is a rindless cheese made with pasteurized milk. It is similar to unaged Monterey Jack, but with a Mozzarella-like stringy texture. In fact, the pasta filata production process used for Oaxaca cheese is the same as with Mozzarella.

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Use in quesadillas.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 50%
Milk fat 20%
Distribution Provincial

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Oaxaca and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
 Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
 You can freeze Oaxaca cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 50%
Milk fat 20%
Distribution Provincial

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