Panela Cheese with jalapeño– Queso panela con jalapeño 250gr
is a white, fresh and smooth Mexican cheese of raw cow’s milk. It is not the same as queso canasta or queso de la canasta. It is served most often as part of appetizer dishes such as nopal salads or quesadillas.
It absorbs other flavors easily and is covered at times with a paste of garlic and chili pepper. Good, genuine, fresh panela inhabits a similar watery environment to mozzarella, and can be used in quite the same fashion. It may also be fried, although it holds its shape and does not melt very easily It is used in many diverse Mexican foods, such as enchiladas or tacos, as well as in some variant preparations of guacamole.