Definition of queso fresco in US English:

queso fresco


  • A semisoft fresh Mexican cheese, white in color, typically served shredded over hot foods.

    • ‘Add the queso fresco and cook until melted, about three minutes.’
    • ‘Drizzle the sauce to the side of the filet and garnish with the cornhusk, queso fresco, and cilantro.’
    • ‘To serve, arrange some diced avocado, shredded chicken, sour cream, and some queso fresco in a soup plate.’
    • ‘Order shrimp and you'll find it stuffed with chipotle-seasoned crab, and the chicken comes with more forest mushrooms and melted deposits of queso fresco.’
    • ‘Soft cheeses such as Brie, feta, Camembert, and Mexican queso fresco may have bacteria that can cause infections.’


Spanish, ‘fresh cheese’.


queso fresco

/ˌkāsō ˈfreskō/