asa·​de·​ro ˌä-sə-ˈder-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce asadero (audio)
variants or asadero cheese
: a semisoft white cheese from Mexico
Asadero is a flavorful cheese with a smooth texture and slightly tangy flavor that enhances many Mexican dishes.Martin Hintz and Pam Percy, Wisconsin Cheese, 2008
A day here might start with a breakfast burrito with asadero cheese.Frommer's Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque, 2011

Word History


borrowed from Mexican Spanish (queso) asadero, literally, "(cheese) for grilling," from Spanish asado "roasted, grilled," past participle of asar "to roast" + -ero -ary entry 2

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of asadero was in 1958

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“Asadero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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