Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese)

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 26mins
  • Serves icon
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This recipe is so delicious. And EASY. You will be very impressed with yourself. Look at you, making fresh cheese! Well done.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/queso-fresco-fresh-cheese

recipe updated 18 Jun 2019


  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk
    1.5 liters (1650g)
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    200ml (¾ cup)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    60g (about 2⅛)
  • Lemon zest icon
    Lemon zest
    as needed
  • Chilli flakes icon
    Chilli flakes
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Muslin cloth
  • kCook icon Sieve
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl

Step preview

  1. Add whole milk, single cream and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Cook - approx 13 min, 100°C, speed 2
  4. Cook - approx 13 min, 50°C, speed 2
  5. Then add lemon juice to the mixture
  6. Stir - approx 3 sec, speed 2
  7. Then add lemon juice to the mixture
  8. Stir - approx 3 sec, speed 2
  9. Then add lemon juice to the mixture
  10. Stir - approx 3 sec, speed 2
  11. Let rest - approx 30 min
  12. Line a clean sieve with muslin cloth
  13. Transfer mixture to sieve
  14. Drain slowly with sieve
  15. Squeeze
  16. Wrap into a ball
  17. Garnish with lemon zest and chilli flakes
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