What is Queso Panela Cheese? Ingredients, Definition and Use

Queso panela is a type of Mexican cheese very similar to fresh mozzarella cheese. Queso panela is also sometimes called Queso Canasta, which translates as “basket cheese.” This is because panela cheese is molded in a basket which gives it its distinctive shape. It is made mostly from pasteurized cow’s milk. Panela can be used for a variety of things including deep frying, salads and appetizers, and even some forms of guacamole.

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