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Chontaleno is a Mexican semi-firm, white cheese with a flavourful, salty taste. This cow's milk cheese is often used as a table cheese and also serves as a good cooking medium for baked dishes. Chontaleno is sometimes used as a substitute for dry, grating cheeses like Parmesan, Cotija or Romano. Chontaleno is available smoked as Chontaleno Ahumado.

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: Mexico
  • Family: Parmesan
  • Type: semi-hard
  • Texture: firm
  • Rind: natural
  • Colour: white
  • Flavour: salty
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Peluso Cheese
  • Alternative spellings: Chontaleno Ahumado

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