Mexican Food Recipe,Queso Blanco and Queso Fresco

Who Else Wants to Increase The Authenticity of Your
Favorite Mexican Food Recipe?

by Steve Melton

You are about to discover the secret to making your favorite Mexican food recipe very "authentic. Simply understanding the nuances of taste and texture, and using the correct Mexican cheese, Queso Blanco and Queso Fresco, will add fabulous flavor and the authenticity of real Mexican food you have been missing.

The name "Queso Blanco" means white cheese. It comes in many variations with a rather bland sweet flavor and a rubbery hard texture. Perhaps the most important characteristic of Queso Blanco is its structural ability to hold its shape while being exposed to heat. do this simple demonstration yourself, don't worry you will enjoy the results.

Cut some Queso Blanco into one-half inch thick slices and place in a skillet over medium heat. Watch as the white cheese retains its original shape not melting into a big glob of melted cheese. Notice it browning nicely and imagine sauteing it with your favorite meats, vegetables or chiles as it takes on the flavor of the food and spices in the recipe.


Now, taste the cooked Queso Blanco, careful it is hot remember.

Imagine the taste this wonderful cheese will have as a stuffing for Pablano Chiles. Chile Rellenos, anyone? Why you can even dice the cheese into cubes and substitute it for Tofu in many Asian recipes. The uses are as endless as your imagination.

Queso Fresco's texture varies from smooth to grainy and crumbly very similar to a nice farmer's cheese. This marvelous moist "fresh cheese" as the name implies is mild, salty sweet, slightly nutty and resembling (depending on the brand) ricotta or feta cheese. Crumble Queso Fresco into your favorite Mexican salad, a seductive salsa recipe, serve on top of refried beans and nachos, dress tasty tacos, queso laden quesadillas, enticing enchiladas and captivating chilaquiles. You could even use it in a favorite Italian Lasagna recipe.

Just like Queso Blanco once you start using these magnificent cheeses, you will be adding them to countless homemade recipes. Explore, be creative and discover the secret deliciousness of Queso.

Well, there you have it. Try your favorite Mexican food recipe with the addition of Queso Blanco and Queso Fresco cheese. Your guest will rave at the mouthwatering authentic Mexican taste you have created in your very own kitchen.

Steve Melton has enjoyed cooking as a "food enthusiast" for over 40 years. Traveling the world as a pilot for a major airline provided him with the opportunity to savor many of the worlds best foods. In addition to his busy flying schedule he is the Webmaster and Publisher for

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