Tequeños - Portuguese Cheese Company



  • 1 lb of Quese Mexicano cheese
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of cold water
  • 4 cups of corn oil



  1. Prepare the cheese by cutting it into strips approximately 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 inches long.
  2. Place the flour on a large flat surface and shape it into a circle with a hole in the center.
  3. Combine the egg and butter in the hole.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the salt, sugar, and cold water together. Slowly add this mixture to the flour, combining everything with your hands.
  5. Keep mixing and kneading until the dough is no longer sticky.
  6. When the dough is ready, shape it into a ball and let it rest for 1/2 hour at room temperature.
  7. Scatter flour on a clean, flat surface.
  8. After the 1/2 hour has passed, place the dough ball on the surface and roll it into a square approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  9. Using a sharp knife, cut the flattened dough into long, uniform strips, with one strip for each piece of cheese.
  10. Place a piece of Mexicano cheese at one end of the first strip and roll it up until the cheese is completely covered by the dough.
  11. Make sure to press any open edges together to seal the cheese in the dough completely, so that it does not leak out when fried.
  12. Repeat this process with the rest of the cheese pieces.
  13. Heat the corn oil in a frying pan over high flame.
  14. Once the oil is hot, lower the flame to medium.
  15. Carefully fry the tequeños until they turn golden brown and crunchy.
  16. As you remove the tequeños from the oil, place them on pieces of paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  17. Tequeños can be prepared in advance. Just wrap the rolled-up cheese and dough sticks well and store them in the freezer. They will be ready to fry when needed.


Directions: Serve these delicious Tequeños as a delightful appetizer or snack. The combination of warm, crispy dough and gooey melted cheese is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.

Enjoy the savory delight of homemade Tequeños!

Where to find the Queso Mexicano cheese? Click here.

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