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From All Over Mexico

From September 15 through October 15, we celebrate the colorful cultures, rich histories and diversity of 21 Spanish-speaking countries and territories. Originally started as a one-week celebration in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month has grown to become an essential way to recognize the countless contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States.

And because Cacique is firmly rooted in the culinary traditions of Mexico, we're uniquely positioned to help you plan an authentic celebration. To make it easy, we've collected some recipes from all over Mexico. Find one that inspires you to share the flavor with your family during this month-long celebration of Hispanic culture.

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Fresh seafood and vegetables make up the rich cuisine of this coastal state.

Nuevo Leon

Since agriculture is a leading industry here, you’ll find beef and pork dominate most recipes.


The delicious recipes from this geographically diverse state are heavily influenced by Spanish and European settlers.

Mexico City

Meals from the capital city combine the flavors and specialties of all 31 states in Mexico.

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Ranchero® Queso Fresco
Cacique® Ranchero brand Queso Fresco is a soft, moist cheese that is the quintessential embodiment of traditional Mexican Cheese. Made from pure cow's milk, Ranchero Queso Fresco has a delightfully fresh taste. Crumble it or cube it - it's the perfect cheese to balance out any dish.
Queso Dip
Our winning lineup of Cacique® Queso Dips is inspired by our family's age-old Queso Fundido recipes. Made with real ingredients, these bold and authentic flavors will keep you wanting more dip after dip. Simply place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and serve hot for maximum enjoyment.
Pork Chorizo
Cacique® Pork Chorizo is made with a blend of spices, chiles and herbs, bringing richness to any meal. The versatility of the pork chorizo and its unparalleled depth of flavor will delight your family and friends.
Crema Mexicana
Crema Mexicana is an everyday staple that can add an authentic Mexican flavor to any meal. With it's rich, creamy taste and a slight tinge of buttery sweetness, this Mexican-style cream adds the perfect finishing touch to your meal.
Mild Homestyle Salsa
Cacique® salsas are handcrafted with fresh produce using a small batch, cold process that guarantees homemade, authentic Mexican flavors in every bite. Cacique® salsas are available in seven delicious varieties, including Homestyle, Mild, Medium, Hot and Chunky, as well as three specialty salsas.
Named after the town of Cotija, Michoacán, this strong, salty cheese is made with cow's milk by artisan cheese makers living high in the mountains. It's traditionally used as a topping or mixed into sauces and is considered one of Mexico's most recognized cheeses.
Pronounced [Wuh-HAH-kuh], this semisoft, white artisan cheese is named for the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. It belongs to the mozzarella family and is made by stretching the curd into long ribbons that are gently wound into a knot. Oaxaca has a mellow, buttery flavor and melts wonderfully.
This fresh, smooth cheese has its roots in central Mexico where ranchers would strain queso in hand-woven baskets. Panela has a mild flavor and crumbles easily. It's best enjoyed with berry compotes, traditional guava paste or crumbled over savory dishes. It's also delicious sliced and pan seared to enjoy as a snack or as a filling for tacos.
Queso Quesadilla
This rich, melting cheese originated in Sinaloa and areas of what is now Texas. Queso Quesadilla has a mild, creamy flavor and can be used in place of most melting cheeses. It works wonders on burgers, chili cheese fries and stuffed baked potatoes.
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