What is a Tequeño?
A tequeño is a snack, prepared with wheat
flour dough and white cheese.
A stick of white cheese is wrapped in the dough
and deep fried. Other countries, like Colombia,
may know it as a “Dedito de Queso.”
It is one of the most popular Venezuelan
snack foods at parties, especially weddings.
The name "Tequeño" comes from the town
of "Los Teques", the capital of the State
of Miranda, where it is believed it was originated.
The oldest known references to it come from
the first decade of the 19th century.
At that time the richest families of Caracas
would spend long vacation periods in
Los Teques and would start preparing them
with the leftover dough of another Venezuelan
food known as "pastelitos".
At Tequenomania we also create a healthier option
by adding organic chia seeds and wheat bran
that would give you more health benefits resulting
from a higher content of protein, antioxidants, and