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Oaxacan cheese and chocolate
Oaxacan cheese is a white, semi-hard cheese, similar to unaged Monterey Jack but with a mozzarella like string cheese texture. The string cheese process, originally from Italy, which is used to produce mozzarella, was brought to Mexico by the Dominican monks. The mozzarella was made from goat’s milk. However, as goat milk was unavailable, they used cow milk instead. Oaxacan cheese is known for its melt ability. It has a slightly salty taste but is very delicious.
Now Oaxacan chocolate is something I can sink my teeth into! Fortunately, there are numerous stores and market stalls that sell every type of chocolate. The best one we found was the Mayordomo, which is on the corner of Mina and 20 de Noviembre.
When you walk into the store, the first thing you notice, of course, is the smell. For chocoholics, this is paradise. They offer a sample of different types of the chocolate ‘bars’ that they sell and also a sample of the hot chocolate. Heavenly start. They also have a machine that will make a chocolate shake. Or you can tell them what amounts of cacao, cinnamon, cloves and almonds you want ground for your personal taste.
The chocolate mixtures are usually used as a base for mole sauce. Watch the video below to see how they make individual mixes for customers. The man at the counter is taking an order and adding what the customer wants, cinnamon etc.