Smooth and tangy, Asadero is similar in texture to Monterey Jack and Provolone. Asadero cheese is commonly referred to as Oaxaca cheese. As Oaxaca (quesillo thread cheese), the cheese is braided into long ribbons and rolled up like a ball. Asadero is the same cheese, pressed into the shape of a brick. Because of its excellent melting properties, Asadero (Oaxaca in its brick form) is frequently used in quesadillas, tacos and nachos.