What is queso fresco?
Queso fresco is a fresh Mexican-style cheese with a moist but crumbly texture and a mild flavor that offsets the heat of spicy Mexican food. Queso fresco is often used as a garnish for soup, a complement for sweet salads or a snowy white topping for tacos, enchiladas, huevos rancheros and other Mexican dishes. It gets softer when heated, but it's difficult to melt.
What does queso fresco mean in English?
How do you eat queso fresco?
Queso fresco is best eaten by crumbling on everything from quesadillas and refried beans to grilled corn or fresh salads, or baking it in enchiladas, empanadas, and quiches.
How is queso fresco made?
Making queso fresco is simple: the milk – usually cow's milk or a combination of cow's and goat's milk – is acidified with an additive like vinegar or rennet which curdles it. It's then strained in a cheesecloth and pressed into cakes which can be sliced or crumbled.