Celebrating a food holiday is, as you've probably noticed, one of my favorite things ever. National Donut Day last week was lots of fun but, to be honest, the best kind of holiday involves cheese. Oh, glorious cheese… one of my favorite ingredients because it can be perfect for breakfast (like with queso frito), great for lunch (like with shredded chicken and tomatillo tacos with queso fresco) or dinner (like with poblanos with potato and oaxaca cheese), and can even be a great afternoon snack (like with honey glazed fried manchego cheese) or as an excellent as an end-of-the-day treat (like with fried dessert bananas with cheese). That's why celebrating National Cheese Day has never been so good, so take a look (and try!) these recipes today. 

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5 Latin Cheese Recipes

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Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos with Queso Fresco

Ingredients: 6 tomatillos (husked, washed, and grilled until blackened), 1 serrano (grilled until blackened), olive oil, 1/2 small red onion (coarsely chopped), 2 cloves garlic (coarsely chopped), 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 1 lime (juiced), 2 tablespoons honey, 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, 8 blue corn tortillas, 1 cup crumbled queso fresco 

Directions: Preheat the grill to medium. Add the blackened tomatillos and serrano to a small saute pan and briefly saute in a little olive oil on the grates of the grill. Place the tomatillos, serrano, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and honey in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the tomatillo mixture in a large saute pan and place on the grates of the grill. Bring the mixture to a simmer, add the chicken, and heat through. Place the tortillas on the grill, and grill for 20 seconds on each side. Spoon the chicken mixture into the tortillas and top with a few tablespoons of queso fresco. Fold the tortillas in half serve immediately.

recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay/Food Network

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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regal...

Thanks for the recipes

marip...

CHEESY goodness!

SEA0701

YUUUMMM these plates look so delicious I might have to try a few of the recipes!!

Jeann...

OH man fried Manchego cheese is off the hook!

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