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Tequeñon, a big tequeño.jpg
Alternative names Deditos De Queso
Type Bread
Course Snack
Place of origin Venezuela
Main ingredients Bread dough, masa de harina de trigo, queso blanco
Cookbook: Tequeño  Media: Tequeño

Dedito de Queso also known as Palitos De Queso or Tequeño is a fried breaded cheese stick or a spear of bread dough with queso blanco (white cheese) in the middle. It is formed into a breadstick and then usually fried in oil for 2 to 3 minutes at 400 °F (204 °C). It is one of the most popular in many cultures snack foods in parties, especially weddings.

There are many theories and legends about the origin of the name Tequeño.

See also[edit]


  1. Venezuela US Embassy
  2. Tequeño recipe at Serious Eats website