Recipe courtesy of Quesos Mexico

Quesos Mexico's Oaxaca Cheese

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 3 pounds cheese
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3 pounds mozzarella curd

1 tablespoon salt 


  1. Cut the curd into small pieces and transfer to a large bowl. Cover with boiling water and let sit for about 10 minutes. Pour off the water and add a little fresh boiling water. When cool enough to handle, knead the curd until it feels nice and smooth. Stretch the cheese and drop it into a bowl filled with cold water to cool. After a couple minutes, remove the stretched cheese, mix it with the salt and roll it into a ball.
  2. Serve immediately.