Tropical Queso Blanco is a creamy, mild tasting white cheese that is most popular among people of Caribbean descent including Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans. It is also enjoyed by Mexicans, Central, and South Americans.
Tropical Queso Blanco is an excellent table cheese often served with guava preserves, fruit, and crackers. It can also be sliced for use in sandwiches or served with salchichón or salami for a snack or meal or shredded to use in lasagnas or empanadas.
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What is Queso Blanco?
Queso Blanco is a Latin American cheese. Its translation literally means white cheese. It has different variations throughout all Latin American countries. Tropical Queso Blanco can be described as fresh, hard and a bit rubbery, with a mild, sweet flavor. It’s perfect for eating fresh by itself or with other table foods. The unique advantage to this cheese is that it softens but doesn’t melt, so it’ll keep a better consistency when cooking.
Fresh cheeses like Queso Blanco don’t have a maturing or refining process, which give them that freshness and lighter taste.
Is Queso Blanco good for your health?
Cheese is a great source of calcium, fat, and protein and is low in carbs. It also contains high amounts of vitamins A and B-12, along with zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin.
How to use Queso Blanco?
Queso Blanco is often diced into half-inch cubes, which make it perfect for cheese platters with fresh fruit, guava or quince paste, marmalade, nuts or chutney. It can be added to salads, like a summer fresh Caprese salad, or slice it for sandwiches. It’s also good for stuffing meatballs or adding to a delicious lasagna.
Sometimes the simple way is the way to go. Put a piece of Queso Blanco on the plate next to rice, beans, tamales, or it can be a perfect side by itself. It’s a tasty option for your vegetarian guests.