Marinated Queso Fresco
Queso fresco is the perfect “clean slate” cheese for marination. Be sure to choose an oil with a flavor profile you like—an oil that tastes good on its own will taste even better with cheese.
- 10 ounces queso fresco try Cacique
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon cilantro roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns whole
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
►Cube cheese into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
►In a shallow bowl, combine oil, lime juice, cilantro, paprika, chile powder, peppercorns, and garlic.
►Add cheese, making sure all pieces are submerged in marinade.
►Let sit for at least 2 hours at room temperature before serving.
Note: Cheese in marinade can be refrigerated for up to three days; glass Mason or Weck jars are best for flavor maintenance.