Quesillo Making in Etla

Everyone say “Cheese”

For this experience, we are going to see our favorite vendors from the Pochote Organic Market, Andrea and Noé.  We will meet at their cozy central Pochote market location, where they utilize their neighbor’s cow milk to make their own quesillo, queso fresco, and requesón. You will get your hands into the mix and make these three cheese varieties in one experience!

Apart from that, Andrea is a shining star in the kitchen, and makes such an array of delectable things that you’ll inevitably leave stuffed to to the brim.

Visitors are loving our new quesillo-making location in the city center, as it’s a perfect combination of rural energy and urban amenities. 

You can even sample regional products from other organic vendors during your experience.

What to Expect

You will meet in the Pochote market to experience what it requires to turn the free-range eggs, milk, and other ingredients their farm produces into a delicious meal.

In this particular experience, we´ll be focusing on producing the local favourite: handmade quesillo. We´ll transform the milk from Andrea’s next-door neighbors into the delicious stringy cheese that Oaxaca is so famous for.

At some point we´ll get hungry, and we´ll be able to feast down on a delicious homemade breakfast of seasonal fruit, atole, and either tamales/chilaquiles/memelitas, depending on what´s on hand. Regardless of the menu of the day, Andrea’s food never disappoints.

You´ll get to take home your quesillo as a souvenir to remind you of this delicious day trip.

Experience Includes

  • Instruction on how to make quesillo.
  • Your own ball of quesillo to take home.
  • Brunch/Almuerzo
  • Experience Timeframe: 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Logistics and Cost

Time Involvement – 3-4 Hours

Transportation – None required. 

Costs and Minimums – 1,610 MXN

There is a minimum of 3 people for this experience.