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Queso Blanco

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"Queso blanco is a soft, unaged white cheese that originated in Spain. It's also fantastically easy to make at home! Add salt for a savory cheese to crumble on salads, or skip the salt for a creamy soft cheese that is delicious served with a drizzle of honey! Store queso in the refrigerator for up to 1 week."
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1 h 25 m servings 295 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Line a colander with a damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth. Place colander over a bowl or in the sink.
  2. Pour milk into a large saucepan; bring to 185 degrees F (85 degrees C), stirring frequently. Stir in salt.
  3. Pour vinegar into milk, a little at a time, stirring well after each addition until curds begin to separate from the whey.
  4. Spoon curds into the muslin-lined colander using a slotted spoon. Fold the muslin over the top of the curds. Fill a smaller container with water and place on top of the muslin to press down on the cheese. Let rest for 1 to 3 hours, allowing the liquid to drain from the cheese (the longer you allow the cheese to drain, the drier the cheese will be).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 295 calories; 15.9 g fat; 22.2 g carbohydrates; 15.7 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 2176 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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