Typical food of Mexico: panela cheese

It will not be strange for cheese lovers to hear the name of Panela cheese, also called “Basket Cheese” because of the shape of a basket that is printed on the cheese after its preservation and also called “White Cheese” in some regions, since it is a very fresh and soft bed cheese.

Panela cheese

For its production it is used properly pasteurized cow’s milk, without maturation, hence its consistency has characteristics of the semi-desiccated curds from which it is extracted.

A good way to eat them is by joining it to a table of various snacks, or as part of a spread of cheeses of various varieties.


This cheese stands out among the other types that exist because it absorbs flavors easily and can be integrated into meals from different regions gracefully and effortlessly.

It is very light in taste and to give it a texture on the palate it is usually seasoned with garlic and chili pastes, especially in Mexican foods.

fried panela cheese

Its solid consistency does not take away its high water content and its low amount of calories, so as cheese it can be recommended for diets.

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