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whats the difference between queso fresco and queso blanco


asked by brandon about 4 years ago
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Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

Not much actually, in fact I believe some folks use the name and cheeses interchangeably - they are both soft white fresh cheeses with a nice mild flavor, and neither is particularly "melty" - if you want a melting cheese rather than a crumbling one you might think of Oaxacan instead

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added about 4 years ago

aargersi is right, there is virtually no difference between the two. Traditionally, queso blanco is made from cow's milk, whereas fresco may be made from a mixture of cow's milk and goat's milk.

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