Cheese on cheese
Queso Fundido, Mezcalito Oaxacan Cuisine in Rocklin
If you’re in Rocklin, make it a point to stop by Mezcalito Oaxacan Cuisine on Pacific Street. While their menu shines with a large variety of dishes from Oaxaca’s varied culinary cultures, the queso fundido ($8) is a cheese-lover’s dream that isn’t shy about fat or calories. An impressive celebration of savory decadence, it begins with a blanket of beautiful, salty melted cheese smothered with mushrooms, onions and sweet peppers. The whole thing is then topped with a crispy “cheese skirt,” piles of cheese that have been dropped on a grill and cooked until they’re flat, crunchy and deeply golden brown. Take your experience to the next level with a helping of chorizo for $2.50. You won’t be sorry. 5065 Pacific Street in Rocklin, mezcalitocuisine.com.