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Here's Why You Need To Try Venezuela's Version Of Cheese Sticks

Tequeyaaaaas!

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Gather 'round, guys. We're going to take a moment to praise the WONDER and GLORY of ~tequeños.~

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*DROOLS*

They're a Venezuelan treat that takes all the best things in life and puts 'em together.

(There's a Peruvian version, too, but let's focus on one gloriously cheesy snack at a time, shall we?)
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(There's a Peruvian version, too, but let's focus on one gloriously cheesy snack at a time, shall we?)

Basically, tequeños are an elevated version of the humble cheese stick.

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Bet some of you thought mozzarella sticks were the ultimate in cheese stickery, huh? You poor fools.

That's right, we're talkin' CHEESE...

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...GLORIOUS CHEEEEESE!

Traditionally a semi-hard (LOL) queso blanco, but mozzarella or any other type of firm-but-nicely-melting cheese would work, if you insist.
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Traditionally a semi-hard (LOL) queso blanco, but mozzarella or any other type of firm-but-nicely-melting cheese would work, if you insist.

AND DON'T FORGET THE PASTRY DOUGH! All swirly and twirly and GOOD.

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Preferably on the thicker side, and perfectly flaky when cooked. Mmmmmmm.

AND... FRIEDNESS!

It's a word. Anything's a word if you commit to it.
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It's a word. Anything's a word if you commit to it.

Tequeños can be eaten at any time of day, so go ahead and make them a part of your balanced breakfast and/or midnight snack.

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And they're an ideal party food, especially alongside arepas and cachapas.

Thank you for these gifts, Venezuela.
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Thank you for these gifts, Venezuela.

Even the process of making them is awesome:

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Rollin,' rollin,' rollin,' keep that dough a-rollin'! (In fact, here's a recipe you can try out at home.)

And they also happen to be an ideal vehicle for sauce of any kind.

Salsa rosa (ketchup + mayo)! Maybe a nice marinara? Hell, dunk them into chimichurri. Whatever you want, basically!
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Salsa rosa (ketchup + mayo)! Maybe a nice marinara? Hell, dunk them into chimichurri. Whatever you want, basically!

Prefer something sweet? Boom. Swap the queso blanco for chocolate.

Whip up some Nutella ones too, while you're at it. IT'S YOUR WORLD, G. WE'RE JUST LIVING IN IT.
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Whip up some Nutella ones too, while you're at it. IT'S YOUR WORLD, G. WE'RE JUST LIVING IN IT.

Or live your very best life by trying tequeños made from guava and cheese!

YUMMMMM. A match made in heaven.
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YUMMMMM. A match made in heaven.

Basically: Tequeños are life. Tequeños are love.

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Go forth and snack. And remember:

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