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Keeping It Fresh
Queso fresco, a favorite in the Mexican kitchen, is slightly salty, milky, and extremely versatile. Explore these recipes for inspiration.
Tomato Braised Chickpeas with Queso Fresco and Lime
In this deeply satisfying one-pot meal, queso fresco shows off its versatility by adding textureand body to this stew.
Green Chili and Queso Fresco Frittata
Queso fresco is a favorite cheese to use in Mexico on the breakfast classics huevos rancheros and chilaquiles.
Grilled Zucchini with Cilantro Buttermilk, Queso Fresco, and Pine Nuts
Serve as a vegetable side or use as a main course—this zucchini would make an excellent filling for a taco.
Whipped Queso Fresco with Spring Vegetables
This easy dip can be served with your favorite vegetables, breads, or crackers. Alternatively, use it as a spread on a sandwich.
Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Queso Fresco and Sweet Peppers
Crumbled queso fresco rounds out this salad that pairs sweet, salty, and bright acidic flavors. Omit the country ham for a vegetarian-friendly version.
In Search of Cheese in Mexico’s Wine Country
With headlines like “The New Napa,” the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California Norte, Mexico has built up a steady pilgrimage for the past decade.