Quesillo, as it is known in Oaxaca although it is also known mainly outside the state as Queso Oaxaca, is a soft cheese that originated in Valles Centrales and is used in many dishes of Oaxacan cuisine.
ORIGINS OF THE QUESILLO
In Reyes Etla the quesillo was created by Leobarda Castellanos García who made a mistake (I would call it a magnificent mistake), when she was curdling the milk she forgot what she had to do, then with the milk past the curdling point to make cheese, she had to hide it so her parents would not notice, she poured hot water over the dough and gave birth to a new cheese, the quesillo also known as Oaxaca cheese.
THE QUESILLO IN THE MEXICAN AND THE OAXACAN GASTRONOMY
Currently the quesillo is used in many dishes such as tlayuda, cakes, tacos, or simply for snacking, but there is a dish that is the quesadilla, which as its name says includes cheese and that cheese is quesillo, this dish consists of a heated tortilla with quesillo inside, and many people put epazote which is an herb, the quesillo is very easy to melt and so is the tortilla with the melted cheese inside.
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