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Queso fresco

Spanish name: Queso fresco
  [Keh-so Fres-co]

Translates to "fresh cheese". With its crumbly texture and slightly acidic flavor it can be crumbled atop beans, salads or even rice dishes. Queso Fresco is probably the most common Mexican cheese found in Mexico as well as the U.S In some regional areas of Mexico the cheese curds are still ground on a metate then hand pressed into round molds. Sadly, most the versions in the U.S. are not made of whole milk so they tend not to melt very well.  In Mexico the cheese is used to stuff chiles or for quesadillas. One of the best available in the U.S. is from the Mozzarella Company in Texas

Find in Mexican markets and some very well-stocked grocery stores.
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