Queso Blanco Cheese

Loren Zumwalt


A white cheese with a BLANK-o flavor. This cheese has-o the tendency to take-o on-o the flavors around it.

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1 Lb
30 Min
1 Hr


1 gal
whole milk
1/4 c
vinegar or
3 to 4


11. Pour milk into thick bottomed stockpot and heat on stove to 180 °F stirring constantly so that milk doesn't scorch.
22. While steering, slowly dribble in the vinegar.
33. Keep stirring for 10-15 minutes to thoroughly curdle the milk.
44. Line a colander with a fine cheesecloth and place in sink (unless want to retain whey).
55. Ladle or pour the curdled milk through the colander, draining whey down sink or into a bowl.
66. Allow the curds to cool for about 20 minutes.
77. Tie the four corners of the cheese cloth together and hang to further drain whey for 5-7 hours (until it stops dripping).
88. Remove from cheesecloth and use immediately or store in a container in fridge.
99. As Queso Blanco is a simple moist cheese, it has a short shelf life, consume within 1 week.
10(1 lemon produces ABOUT 1/4 C juice. Depending on size. You can get more juice out of a lemon if you microwave it for 10 seconds before juicing it.)

It's a low temp melting cheese. Works great used in Lasagna.
Your going to have quite a bit of whey left over after this process. I usually keep some in a glass bottle, in the fridge. I use it in my baked goods where the recipe calls for water. My baked good sure seem to be a lot lighter and fluffier.

About Queso Blanco Cheese

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy