Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese)


Tenina Holder

Posted May 28, 2019 (Last updated December 21, 2021)



Total Time

1hrs 57mins



This recipe is so delicious. And EASY. You will be very impressed with yourself. Look at you, making fresh cheese! Well done.


  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk1.5 L
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream200 g
  • Pink himalayan salt flakes icon
    Pink himalayan salt flakes1 pinch
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice60 g
  • Lemon zest icon
    Lemon zestas needed
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakesas needed
  • Crackers icon
    Crackersas needed
  • Fresh herbs icon
    Fresh herbsas neededchopped
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon1zest of, grated
  • Truffle oil icon
    Truffle oilas needed

  • 1. Place milk, cream and a pinch of salt into Thermomix bowl
  • 2. Cook -13 min, 100°C, speed 2
  • 3. Cook -13 min, 50°C, speed 2
  • 4. Then add lemon juice to the mixture
  • 5. Stir - 3 sec, speed 2
  • 6. Repeat twice with remaining lemon juice
  • 7. Allow mixture to stand in Thermomix bowl for about 30 minutes
  • 8. Line a sieve with a quadruple layer of cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl
  • 9. Pour mixture out into sieve and drain off the whey. Squeeze the cheese solids gently to remove excess whey. Reserve whey for other uses
  • 10. Wrap the cheese tightly into a ball and allow it to hang to drain over a sink for an hour or so
  • 11. Serve with any or all accompaniments as listed

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