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.