Homemade Queso Fresco in One Hour

May 12, 2018

Author Notes: I can’t believe you can make fresh cheese so easily. Why did I wait so long to try it? Thank you mexicanmademeatless.com, for inspiring me to take that initial step forward.Ann Marie

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min


  • 1 liter whole milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
In This Recipe


  1. To a stock pot add one liter whole milk, 1 cup buttermilk and 2 tbs lemon juice. Bring to a pre-boil simmer and stir until curds begin to form.
  2. Turn off the heat and cover for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain curds over a cheese cloth. Combine the cheese cloth and gently squeeze the remaining whey (keep for last step).
  4. To store, fully cover with the drained whey and refrigerate.

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