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Crystal Farms Debuts Shredded Hispanic Cheeses

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Crystal Farms has debuted a line of shredded cheeses that will help make cooking authentic Hispanic dishes more approachable for consumers.

The line features four cheese varieties popular for their versatility and melting capabilities important in Hispanic cooking: Quesadilla, Oaxaca, Asadero and Muenster. 

Rich and creamy, Quesadilla cheese can be used in most recipes that call for melting cheese. Named after a region in Mexico, Oaxaca melts effortlessly into casseroles, refried beans and soups. A rich Mexican-style melting cheese, Asadero is ideal for adding buttery flavor to queso, enchiladas and favorite Mexican fare. Though not a traditional Hispanic cheese, Muenster has been adapted to authentic dishes because of its mild flavor and high melting factor.

“Our research shows that consumers are looking for ways to make more authentic and ethnic meals at home, and also prefer to use shredded cheese when cooking,” says Katie Egan, senior brand manager for Crystal Farms. “Crystal Farms' new shredded varieties will meet that need and offer more options for enhancing ethnic meals.”

Crystal Farms’ Hispanic shredded cheeses will be available in the dairy section of the grocery store. The packaging will feature recommended recipes for consumers to enjoy.

“Cheese is a key ingredient in Latin American cuisine,” says Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, executive chef and cultural strategist and author of Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen. “I’ve been experimenting with the new Crystal Farms cheeses and find them to be approachable, versatile and accessible while authentic in flavor.”

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