Definition of queso blanco in US English:

queso blanco


  • A fresh white cow's milk cheese used in Latin American cooking.

    • ‘All major commercial manufacturers of queso blanco make the cheese by using legally pasteurized milk.’
    • ‘‘Cheese-wise, the Hispanic varieties - queso blanco, queso cotija, asadero and queso fresco - are growing,’ says Hiebert.’
    • ‘The May Cheese of the Month program from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board kept things interesting with cheddar, a Wisconsin classic, along with queso blanco and queso fresco, two popular Hispanic-style cheeses.’
    • ‘For the queso blanco: In a large saucepan, warm the milk to 195 degrees, stirring frequently.’
    • ‘Avoid soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, blue-veined, queso blanco, queso fresco or Panela unless they are labeled as made with pasteurized milk.’


Spanish, ‘white cheese’.


queso blanco

/ˈkāsō ˈbläNGkō/