Queso Blanco | Queso Fresco

Queso blanco is basically white cheese, and queso fresco is fresh cheese. So, this recipe is for a fresh white cheese made in a similar manner to ricotta. However, it uses only fresh milk in the preparation.

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Other than builders falling into my group of swear words, there are character traits that can be grouped there as well. I do not like being ripped off. And I don’t appreciate being lied to. When the boys were younger they were told to tell the truth and probably not get into trouble. Because telling a lie would definitely find them in the bad books. My business partner engaged the services of a builder to do work on our rental house. As he was managing this, I left it up to him. I got a very detailed quote and checked the price of one consumable item. As this seemed reasonable, I paid the deposit. The work was done between Christmas and New Year and except for one bedroom and the kitchen, all looked to be OK. He had replaced one kitchen worktop with a different material to what was there.

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He claimed he could not get the same colour and so we were forced into replacing the larger section to make it look uniform. The bath also needed replacing due to the tenant cracking it. And this quote arrived with no breakdown. Before authorising the work, I wanted to know which bath was being supplied, and the cost of the consumables. After days of asking for this, the itemised quote was sent to  me. And straight away I could see we were being overcharged. I am sure that the person doing the quote was unaware that my business is wholesaling to hardware stores. And this made me decide that we would supply all the items needed. Originally I had made it clear that we would be supplying the bath, but this was not communicated to the builder in a way he understood. Or so he claimed.

Handmade Nachos With Queso Fresco And Guacamole
Handmade Nachos With Queso Fresco And Guacamole

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Queso Blanco

This fresh white cheese can be made using UHT or fresh milk
Recipe Category: Health, Vegetarian
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 500 mls milk
  • 0.625 mls fine salt
  • 15 mls lemon juice

Method

  • Place the milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium temperature
  • Add the salt, and stir occasionally and heat until the milk reaches a temperature of 85° Celsius
  • Lower the temperature, add the lemon juice and stir gently for 2 minutes
  • Take off the heat, cover and leave to cool for 20 minutes
  • Line a sieve with a layer of muslin and set over a bowl
  • Pour the curdled milk into the muslin and strain
  • Once the mixture has strained, place in the fridge to cool completely
  • Store in a lidded container and use within 3 days of making

Notes

* I have a container with a plastic sieve insert and use that
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime February 8:

Do you check quotes you receive from people doing work for you?
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8 thoughts on “Queso Blanco | Queso Fresco

  1. Making fresh cheese is really wonderful. My favorite is ricotta, because there’s such a difference. Fortunately, because of the Mexican population where I live, I can get every kind of Mexican cheese in existence. That’s a plus!

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