Replacing Cheddar Cheese in Taquito's
I'm not a fan of Cheddar Cheese - would it be okay to exchange the cheddar cheese for cream cheese? I'm concerned that excluding the cheddar all together will cause the taquito's to be dry and a bit bland. Any other suggestions are welcomed!
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Here's a guide: http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/2155-a-guide-to-mexican-cheese-queso-mexicano
what you'd want is Mexican "Melting cheese" . Queso asadero (jack is a good sub) or Queso oaxaca which is also a great sub for mozzarella.
I agree with Phillip for the most part (I just don't think there's anything particularly inauthentic about Monterey Jack or a whole-milk mozzarella. Given your aversion to cheddar, I'd suggest either (assuming the application calls for a melting cheese).
Absolutely queso fresco or queso añejo to crumble on top. I don't think there's anything particularly inauthentic about cheddar when you consider queso Chihuahua.
All that said, Taquitos or their close relative Flautas without cheese at all are relatively common in the Tex Mex/MexMex I grew up with around Houston. I think you could forego the cheese altogether, especially if you plan on serving them alongside sour cream, salsa, or guac for dipping.