8.04.2009

queso de bola



Queso de Bola or Edam Cheese is said to have reached the Yucatan Peninsula when a boat headed to the Netherlands Antilles faced a storm near the Yucatan Canal and was forced to pull in. That boat carried, among many other goods, non perishable food such as canned butter and edam cheese.

Queso de Bola, made it's way to Yucatan's kitchen, full of flavor and condiments, and became a favorite ingredient to many delicious dishes...


Queso Relleno
A hole is made on top of the Queso de Bola Cheese... the carved cheese shavings are used as garnishing in soups, on top of refried beans... and the "shell" is filled with ground pork meat cooked with tomato, olives, garlic, onions... two sauces are served with this dish: kol (made with broth) and tomato sauce...






Marquesitas
These are sold in the afternoons at parks, sidewalks and corners and across from church on Sundays... they are made at the moment, with a huge waffle style press... it is basically a large icecream cone textured tortilla, filled with shredded Queso de Bola, and rolled... my family loves Marquesitas!!! Fillings are changing a little now, and you can find Nutella, Dulce de Leche, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Strawberries and more... I love Queso de Bola, so I always ask for it...



Pastel de Queso de Bola
Now this is a cake to die for!! Queso de Bola Cake... I had my first slice 6-7 years ago at my cousin's D. birthday... she is from Merida and her family brought that cake for her party... I fell in love with it!! But having it for a party was not easy, as Merida is 3 hours from Cancun... Then I got the recipe and it is a favorite among my family and friends...
It is made with vanilla cake, filled with Queso de Bola cream (it resembles Pastry Cream), and covered with Lime Meringue... love the sweet-tart-cheesy flavor of this cake...
Queso de Bola is part of the flavors in the Yucatan Peninsula...
*Photos from the web, except Queso de Bola Cake

7 comments:

Cirri said...

Bea excelente explicacion y esa rebanada se ve deliciosa, espero probar ese pastel algun día estando en Yucatan, por el momento me conformaré con tratarlo de hacer =(

Bea said...

Gracias, Cirri! Yucatán es precioso, y la comida deliciosa... estoy segura que te va a quedar buenisimo... si se te ofrece algo me avisas :)

Bridget said...

I've never ever heard of this, but now I think I need to be on the lookout for it! :)

Bea said...

I'm sure you'll love it, Bridget!

adozeneggs said...

ooh, I've never heard of it either.
I'll have to see if I can get some online somewhere.
Now, really it's good with cake?? Is it like a cream cheese, or a cheddar??

Bea said...

This cake IS goood, Laura!! It has a mild flavor particular to edam cheese... I'm sure you can find it at a Deli... this cake is becoming very popular lately, and many are looking for the recipe or tests for making their own...

Juanjo said...

Pura delicia!! y lo bueno es que ya se acerca el 13 de septiembre... un pastelito de queso de bola no estaría mal...

Besos

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