Licon Dairy

The Licon Family Has Been Making Asadero Cheese in San Elizario for Four Generations

May 1, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

On the outskirts of the Spanish presidio town of San Elizario, Licon Dairy has been perfecting its signature cheese since the 1950s. That’s when Soltero and Isabela Martinez moved to the El Paso area from California, acquired a couple of dairy cows, and started selling asadero made from a family recipe, says Gene Licon, the third generation of his family to run the dairy.

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