asadero

noun asa·de·ro \ ˌä-sə-ˈder-(ˌ)ō \
variants: or asadero cheese

Definition of asadero

: 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 PercyWisconsin Cheese2008
  • A day here might start with a breakfast burrito with asadero cheese.
  • Frommer’s Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque2011

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Origin and Etymology of asadero

borrowed from Mexican Spanish (queso) asadero, literally, “(cheese) for grilling,” from Spanish asado “roasted, grilled,” past participle of asar “to roast” + -ero2-ary


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