asa·​de·​ro | \ ˌä-sə-ˈder-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce asadero (audio) \
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 Percy, Wisconsin Cheese, 2008 A day here might start with a breakfast burrito with asadero cheese.Frommer’s Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque, 2011

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First Known Use of asadero

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for asadero

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

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“Asadero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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