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Fried Cheese Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

If you have never enjoyed fried cheese(queso de freir), you are missing out! Enjoy as is or even better, in a taco, with alot of salsa!
Course Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes



  • For Tomatillo Salsa
  • 1 pound tomatillos washed and sliced in half
  • 1-2 serranos or jalapeños stems removed and sliced open
  • ½ medium white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic leave skins on
  • big handful of cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • Salt to taste

You Will Also Need

  • Oil for frying canola or grapeseed oil
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 16 ounces Tropical Queso de Freir(frying cheese) sliced into 12 equal slices
  • 2 cups refried beans black or pinto
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish
  • 1 C Tropical Crema Mexicana
  • 1 large lime sliced into small wedges
  • 3 C shredded lettuce
  • 1 C diced tomato
  • 1 avocado sliced



  • Place top rack in oven about 10 inches from broiler. Preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil paper. Drizzle the pan lightly with oil. Place the tomatillos and chile peppers skin sides up onto baking sheet. Add the garlic. Broil for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled, remove skins from garlic and transfer all to the blender. Add the cilantro, water and salt to taste. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into bowl and reserve.
  • Before you assemble the tacos, make sure all your garnishes are prepped.
  • At the same time, preheat a skillet and a large griddle pan to medium heat on two separate burners. To the skillet, add 1/3 cup of oil and let it heat for a a few minutes. To the griddle pan drizzle on a light layer of oil and heat for a 2 minutes.
  • When ready, to the skillet, add 4 slices of the queso de freir. On the griddle pan, place 4 tortillas. After 40-50 seconds, check the cheese. If golden brown, flip over. Flip the tortillas. Once cheese is browned nicely on both sides, place one slice on each tortilla. Fold the tortillas over like a taco. Continue cooking, turning as needed, until tacos are crispy on both sides. Transfer to serving plate and tent loosely with foil paper to keep warm.
  • To serve, carefully open tacos and add beans to one side and roasted tomatillo salsa to the other side. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, crema, avocado, lime and cilantro.


Not only in tacos, this queso de freir(fried cheese) from Tropical Cheese is delicious on sandwiches, soups and salads!