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Alternative names Deditos De Queso
Type Bread
Course Snack
Place of origin Venezuela
Main ingredients Bread dough, masa de harina de trigo, queso blanco, vegetable oil
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.The cheese is mainly cut into strips of about 2 or 3 inches long and 1/2 inches thick. 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. Tequeños can also be eaten as snacks, breakfast, or sometimes dinner.

There are many theories and legends about the origin of the name Tequeño. Tequeños origin is Venezuela, but now they have become popular in any latin country. Tequeños are also known as cheese sticks, however they are not exactly the same.

See also[edit]


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