Panela, a white fresh and smooth cheese, has its roots from central Mexico. Ranchers would strain the Queso in hand-woven baskets, hence the signature basket-weave pattern visible along its outer edges.
Cacique® Panela is the mildest of our cheeses. A delectable, curd-style cheese, similar to Queso Fresco but less crumbly. The curds give a slight squeak upon the first bite and the texture is a cross between a firm ricotta and halloumi.
How To Use
Panela slices and crumbles easily and is best enjoyed while still moist and fresh or pan seared as a snack. Its creamy but slightly tangy flavor can be enjoyed with sweet berry compotes, traditional guava paste and as a crumbled topping to savory dishes.
SERVING SIZE: 1 oz (28g)
TOTAL FAT: 6g
TOTAL CARB: 0g
SAT FAT: 4g
TRANS FAT: 0g
Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 10%, Iron 6%, Potassium 0%
INGREDIENTS: CULTURED PASTEURIZED GRADE A MILK AND SKIM MILK, SEA SALT AND ENZYMES. CONTAINS MILK.