Name Variations Edit
- Queso fresco
About Queso blanco Edit
Wikipedia Article About queso blanco on Wikipedia
Queso blanco is a creamy, soft, and mild unaged white cheese that originated in Mexico. It is made by pressing the whey from cottage cheese. It is very similar to cheeses called pot cheese and Farmer cheese. It has also been compared to Indian paneer. Queso blanco is considered to be one of the easiest cheeses to make. Called Queso Blanco ("white cheese") in the Spanish speaking world, it is used throughout the world by different names. This fresh and slightly salty cow's milk cheese can be eaten straight or mixed in with various dishes. This cheese does not melt when heated, it softens. For this reason, it makes a creamy addition to recipes, and is often used as a topping for spicy Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and empanadas, and is the cheese usually used inside quesadillas.