About this item
- Fresh, part-skim milk cheese
- Slices and crumbles easily
- Great on salads and savory dishes
- Family pack contains two 16 oz. packs
Panela, a white fresh and smooth cheese, has its roots in Central Mexico. In Mexico, you’ll find the cheese sometimes molded in a basket and sold as "queso de la canasta" or “basket cheese.” Cacique Panela is the mildest of Cacique's cheeses. A delectable, curd-style cheese made from Grade A, pasteurized, part-skim cow’s milk, rennet and sea salt. It's similar to queso fresco and Indian paneer but slightly less crumbly. Because it stays firm and retains its shape when heated, it's perfect for pan-frying and absorbs other flavors that you add to it.