By Eddy − On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5 years ago in Breakfast Recipes
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Portuguese Queijo Fresco Recipe


This delicious Portuguese queijo fresco (fresh cheese) is a very light cheese with a lot of moisture, it is very simple to make and goes great with fresh bread.
Portuguese Queijo Fresco Recipe


Preparation time 55 min
Cooking Time 5 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyVery Easy
Servings10

Ingredients

1 teaspoon of salt4 cups of milk (you can use whole cow or goat milk)2 rennet tablets2 molds
1 teaspoon of salt4 cups of milk (you can use whole cow or goat milk)2 rennet tablets2 molds
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Preparation

(You can get the cheese molds from amazon, click here.
  1. Warm the cow’s or goat’s milk on the stove, you want it just warm (between 30-40C or 85-105F) , check the temperature to make sure.
  2. Crush the rennet tablets, mix it with the salt and then pour the warm milk on top and mix very well.
  3. Let it sit for 45 minutes, so you can now start spooning the cheese into the cheese molds with a slotted spoon.
  4. Place each mold on a deep plate, devide the cheese into the molds evenly, while letting the whey drain out, make sure to empty the liquid from the plates before placing the cheeses in the refrigerator.
  5. For the next 2 days, it will drain out whey, but empty the plates so it doesn't over flow, tilting the mold and using a spoon to press it down.
  6. On the third day, it should have very little or no whey coming out and the cheese should be firm.
  7. Enjoy your homemade fresh cheese.
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Virgilio
Virgilio
I can't seem to find the cheese molds that the recipe calls for. What would be a good substitute? Many thanks
4 months ago, Saturday, January 13, 2024
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Eddy

What you can do, cut off the bottom of 3 medium sized, round plastic margarine containers, poke holes along the sides and you're all set.


4 months ago, Saturday, January 13, 2024
Virgilio
Virgilio
Thank you!
4 months ago, Monday, January 15, 2024
Gio's
Gio's
Can I use vinegar? Thx!
5 months ago, Saturday, December 23, 2023
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Eddy
I'm sure you can, but don't have a recipe for it, some things might differ from this recipe.
5 months ago, Saturday, December 23, 2023
Rute
Rute
Can I use lactose free milk to make fresh cheese?
9 months ago, Thursday, July 27, 2023
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