Queso are a Filipino Rock band who enjoyed mainstream success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The band eventually broke up after the release of their third album but reunited in 2012.
At the height of their popularity Queso, who previously called themselves "Cheese" until 2003, were considered part of the Filipino Nu Metal genre. The band is best known for the single Mottaka, a song about their ideology of their friendship, from their second album Pilipinas.
The band’s former and current members all grew up in the local Rock and Metal scene and performed in different bands, i.e. drummer Robert Dela Cruz of Sky Church. The band’s singer Ian Tayao and guitarist Ocho Toleran each have strong backgrounds in collaborating in other projects and with different artists.