Heirloom White “Cremoso” Chalqueño Corn (EDMX)

Heirloom White “Cremoso” Chalqueño Corn (EDMX)



(Video above^^^From Milpa to Mesa–translation: “From Corn Farm to Table”–is a preview of the kernel-to-masa process that turns heirloom corn into fresh masa.)

Originating from the Chalco region of Estado de México, chalqueño varieties are peak masa texture. In our humble opinion, chalqueño produces a pitch-perfect table tortilla; it’s tender, pillowy—ethereal, really. While it can produce a fine recipe tortilla (i.e., for enchiladas, enfrijoladas, etc.) and can even be coaxed into totopos or tostadas, its highest and best use is for the kind of tortilla that puffs (i.e., a table tortilla).

It has a soft starch that you’ll want to monitor closely while cooking, lest it overcook. A perfectly-prepared chalqueño batch should yield a tortilla texture that gives soft, flour tortillas a run for their money.

White “cremoso” chalqueño has a creamy, buttery flavor that is secondary to its exquisite texture.

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Bag Size

5lb bag, 55lb bag

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  1. Elizabeth Avellan

    Beautiful Cremoso White Corn

    Elizabeth Avellan (verified owner)

    We love the stoneground tortillas we make from the Chalqueño Cremoso White Corn! Soft and creamy indeed! We just bought another bag of it because we love it! We love buying Masienda products!

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  2. Egon Spengler

    My favorite

    Egon Spengler (verified owner)

    This is my fav of the four varieties I’ve tried from Masienda. Beautiful flavor and texture, made the best tortillas I’ve ever made. Masienda really inspired me to up my tortilla game. I love what you’re doing and will continue my support! Thanks.

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