Mote de queso, recipe to surprise with its rich flavor

The cheese mote is a recipe very typical in the Colombian north coast and that is usually delicious for its mild flavor and unique combination of ingredients.

Originally from the savannah of Sucre, the mote de queso is one of the flagship dishes of the coast and the truth is that it honors the rich gastronomy of this area. This bomb of flavors is everything that is good in life because surely you would not imagine that the mixture of yam and costeño cheese is such a champion, until you eat a mote while enjoying the warmth and the sea.

If you have been looking for the best recipes with fish or you want to learn the easiest way to prepare a good nickname for cheese, we share with you a formula approved in cities such as Sincelejo, Montería, Santa Marta, Barranquilla and Cartagena… So you can already imagine what it has all powers.

Cheese nickname recipe

It’s your turn. Enter the kitchen, get the ingredients ready and get ready to have some fun while you cook a nickname that is going to be a sensation among the diners. Of course, you are going to have to do a lot because surely everyone will want to repeat.

Preparation time45 minutesCooking time 35 minutesCategoryMajorCookingColombianKeywordsCreamy, food, coast, beachFor how many people4PortionMediumCalories201Fat10.23 g


  • 1 kilo of yam
  • 250 grams of coastal cheese cut into cubes
  • A unit of red onion chopped into feathers
  • Four finely minced garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of coastal whey
  • Bleached leaves (optional)
  • Water
  • Oil


Step 1. Peel and chop

Take the yam, peel it and chop it into not so big pieces. Also, peel the onion and chop it into feathers.

Step 2. Cook

In a pot, put enough water and when it is boiling, add the yam pieces to cook; lid to better conserve steam. The yam will release white coloration to the water. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

Step 3. Sauté

In a frying pan, pour a splash of oil and when it has taken temperature add the chopped onion. Place the minced garlic right there and fry until the onion is transparent.

Step 4. Mix and serve

Put the fried yams, onions and garlic in the pot where you are boiling. Once the yam has loosened up a bit and the broth looks thick, add the whey, the costeño cheese, the bleo leaves chopped into strips (optional, if you don’t have them, nothing happens), the lemon juice and level the salt flavor. Stir very well so that all the ingredients are mixed and let it come to a boil; at that moment you can turn off the pot and serve this delicious mote of cheese in deep dishes (like those of a soup). Ready, to try this spectacular dish of Colombian food, bon appetit!

So that you do not miss a single detail, we leave you a video with the step by step of this simple preparation. Take note and crave right now:

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