Pineapple Queso Fresco Salsa

Fresh and flavorful! This pineapple salsa is sweet with a bit of heat from jalapeno. The queso fresco cheese is mild, crumbly and adds just a hint of salt. Serve it at your next barbecue with chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.

Wisconsin Cheese Pineapple Queso Fresco Salsa  Recipe
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Active Time
30 Minutes
3 Cups



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Queso Fresco can be used in this recipe.


  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. Just before serving, stir in queso fresco. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Tip

Avoid touching face when handling jalapeno peppers. Consider wearing gloves, as oils may burn skin.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Queso fresco is a popular Hispanic-style, white cheese that does not melt when heated. With its fine, grain-like texture and mild fresh milk flavor, queso fresco is often crumbled over salads, stirred into salsas or sprinkled on top of warm meats and side dishes.

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