Queso Blanco

Queso Blanco is one the easiest of all cheeses to make- great for beginners and kids! It's mild and refreshing so it is amazingly delicious in spicy Mexican dishes like enchiladas. That also makes it nice for chili and even lasagna. Give it a try!

Need supplies? Pick up the perfect cheesemaking kit while you're here and you’ll have everything you need. Just add the milk. 

Urban Cheesecraft easy Queso Blanco recipe and kit


  • 1 gallon of whole cow's milk (not ultra pasteurized)
  • 2 tsp citric acid (included in our kit)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, to taste (included in our kit)
  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes or cilantro (optional)


  • Large Pot
  • Thermometer ((included in our kit)
  • Colander
  • Fine Cheesecloth (included in our kit)
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 1/2 lb.



Measure the citric acid into 1/4 cup of cool water and stir well to dissolve.

Urban Cheesecraft easy queso blanco mexican cheese recipe and kit 


Heat the milk in your pot stirring often to prevent scorching at the bottom. Heat until you see foam and steam (190˚F). Do not allow to boil.

Urban Cheesecraft whole milk queso blanco recipe One Hour Cheese


Turn the heat to low, before the foam subsides, drizzle in the citric acid solution in and watch the magic! Cook for 1 minute, moving the newly formed curds very gently.

Urban Cheesecraft citric acid queso blanco recipe One Hour Cheese


Turn off the heat and ladle or pour your curds into a colander lined with good quality cheesecloth. Allow to drain for 20 minutes or so. Take the cloth corners and gently twist more whey out of the bundle if needed.

Urban Cheesecraft queso blanco drain curds and whey in cheesecloth


Open it up and mix in your salt. Stir it in evenly and taste until you like it. If you're adding pepper flakes etc. this is the time to add them as well. 

Urban Cheesecloth drain queso blanco curds salt and flavor with chili flakes


It's ready once it has lost enough moisture to be crumbly (like scrambled eggs). If you would like to shape it into a wheel, pack the curd into a mold or bowl and allow the cheese to cool fully. It will retain that shape once it is un-molded! 

Urban Cheesecraft packing curd into mold shaping for a wheel of queso blanco


It’s ready to enjoy in all kinds of foods- it really shines in Italian and Mexican food as well as everyday salads. Yum! 

Urban Cheesecraft queso fresco chili flakes One hour Cheese easy recipe and kit 

Storage guidelines

  • Cover and store in the refrigerator
  • Use within 1 week
make life delicious! 

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