Easy Homemade Cheese

Friday, May 27, 2011

Easy Homemade Cheese

My husband served a mission in Mexico, so he loves Mexican food, but finds it difficult to find real Mexican food. Recently, he bought the Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest issue on Mexican recipes and has been whipping up all kinds of special Mexican meals!

Recently, we decided to make "Queso Fresco" (this means fresh cheese) with the girls. It was so easy!

Here's what you need:

8 cups (1/2 gallon) whole milk
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup white vinegar

And here's what you do (I took pictures just for you, so you could see how easy it is & what the steps look like)

1. combine milk & salt in large pot over medium-high heat until 190 degrees F, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

2. Gradually add vinegar, stirring gently. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir gently (some curds should form).

3. Place a double thickness of 100% cotton cheesecloth in a colander set in a sink. Carefully pour hot mixture into the colander, discarding the liquid whey. Allow cheese to drain for 15-20 min. to remove all excess whey.

4. Gather cheese & transfer to a small bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap & refrigerate for 30 min. before serving. Can store in fridge for up to 3 days.

Makes about 2 cups of cheese.


  1. Oh my word, K's face. So cute.

    Going to try this soon.

  2. Great recipe, I love Queso Fresco and this looks way too easy not to give it a try!!

  3. Fun and yum! You could mix in some dill or lemon or any herb/spice you want! Looks much more successful than my botched mozzerella attempts, too :)

  4. Oh my goodness your daughter is so adorable! That looked like fun. I wish we ate dairy in our house!

  5. That looks wonderfully delicious and wonderfully easy. I think you've convinced me to try and make it.

  6. That is so neat! How did it taste??

  7. Debbie White BeattieApril 8, 2017 at 12:42 AM

    I can't believe you make your own cheese. I've never really heard of that unless you're a farmer. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope the new recipe book gave him all the mexican food he cowant

  8. Wow,you certainly can do it all in the kitchen.


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