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Fresh Cheese, Please (Queso Fresco)

Mar
15

Queso fresco (fresh cheese) is a light, mild Mexican cheese that isn’t technically a hard cheese, but is pressed, making the method similar. I’m highlighting queso fresco this month as part of my cheese challenge for New England Cheesemaking because, for the new cheesemaker, it’s an immediate gratification cheese. Queso fresco isn’t aged. It’s a chance to try out your cheese press–and eat the cheese right away. Because the taste of queso fresco is so mild, it can easily be incorporated into any number of dishes. Mexican food is generally quite spicy, and used in Mexican recipes, it will pick up the flavors of the dish. It can be sliced, crumbled, or shredded. You can use it in enchiladas, pizzas, salads, and just about anything else you can conjure. You can make the cheese plain, or incorporate peppers, onions, garlic, herbs, etc, right into the curds before pressing. It’s popularly sold in fresh Mexican markets, and in the U.S. you can find the gourmet brands selling for as much as $15/pound. Make your own! (Even if you have to buy the milk, that’s cheaper!)

Queso fresco with peppers.

Pretty, isn’t it? You need this cheese in your life!

From pot to press, this cheese takes up a mere 1 1/2 hours of your time. Make it early in the day, and you’ll have cheese by dinnertime. Or make it in the evening before you go to bed and press overnight. (Press time is 6 hours.)

The following recipe is from Ricki Carroll’s Home Cheese Making.

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How to make Queso Fresco:

2 gallons pasteurized whole milk*
1 packet direct-set mesophilic starter
1/4 teaspoon rennet diluted in 1/4 cup cool water
2 tablespoons cheese salt

*I use raw milk from my cow to make cheese. If you have trouble setting curds with pasteurized store-bought milk, add calcium chloride. Find out more about using calcium chloride here.

1. Heat the milk to 90-degrees F. Add the starter and mix thoroughly.

2. Add the diluted rennet and stir with an up-and-down motion for one minute.

3. Allow to set for 30-45 minutes, or until the curd gives a clean break.

4. Cut the curd into 1/4-inch cubes.

5. Over the next 20 minutes, gradually increase the temperature to 95-degrees, stirring gently every few minutes to keep the curds from matting.

6. Let the curds set, undisturbed, for five minutes.

You’ll see a noticeable rise of whey in the pot at this point.

7. Drain off the whey.

I’ve tried any number of methods for pouring whey off curds still in the pot. It’s a difficult procedure. You don’t want to lose your curds, and with the lid barely cracked (to hold in curds), the whey comes out very slowly. I tried a fry splatter guard recently and it was the best method I’ve come up with yet! I just hold the splatter guard over the pot while pouring–the guard holds the curds in and lets the whey out much more quickly than when using a barely-cracked lid.

8. Add the salt and maintain the curds at 95-degrees for 30 minutes longer.

If you plan to add anything to the cheese (such as onions, peppers, herbs, etc), prepare your additives now. When adding peppers, I add anywhere from 1/2 cup to a cup. How much you put in is up to you.

I don’t usually add the salt right away, by the way. I wait till later in Step 8 (almost till time to put the curds in the mold) to add the salt, and I usually add a little bit more, like 2 1/2 tablespoons. Salt measurements in cheese recipes can be pretty conservative. Experiment to find out how much you like. It’s your cheese! If I’m adding onions, peppers, etc, I mix it in right before putting the curds in the mold.

9. Line a mold with cheesecloth and fill with the curds.

10. Press at 35 pounds of pressure for six hours.

Remove the cheese from the mold and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Yield: Two pounds.

My experience: I’ve been making a lot of queso fresco lately, maybe as an impatient response to all the aged cheese I’ve been putting away. I need cheese. NOW. Queso fresco does the job with style. I love how quick and easy it is to make, and how versatile it is. You can slice it or shred it, just like a hard cheese. You don’t have to worry about incorporating peppers, herbs, etc, and keeping it away from the rind for fear it will introduce bacteria during aging. You can do whatever you want with it because you’re going to eat it right away. I’m wanting to try incorporating some fruit bits into it the next time I make it. That would make a great dessert cheese!

Queso fresco, shredded.

Enchiladas with queso fresco.

Pizza with queso freso.

If you’re ready to try your cheese press, but you don’t want to wait to try your cheese, this cheese is for you!

Want some?

See how to make a homemade cheese press here. The spring-loaded press I use now can be found here.

See how I made my cheese cave here.

See all my posts in Cheesemaking here.

I get my supplies here.

This is my cow.

To help you get started making cheese, New England Cheesemaking is providing a package including (value of each item in parentheses): a hard cheese mold ($15.95), mesophilic culture ($5.95), veal rennet ($6.50), cheesecloth ($5.95), cheese salt ($2.95), and calcium chloride ($4.95). The total value of the package is $42.25. Note: This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (P.S. Or at least a U.S. shipping address. You can have a friend or relative send it on to you if they have a U.S. shipping address.)

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. ONE winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive the package. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow night (March 16). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time on Thursday (March 17). Return to this post to claim your prize!

UPDATE 03/17/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is #210, Shannon Floyd. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.

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  1. 3-15
    1:57
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    I didn’t think I was interested in cheese-making, but you’ve finally convinced me. Sign me up for the drawing!

  2. 3-15
    2:11
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    Mmmm, queso fresco could push me over the brink into cheesemaking. Queso fresco you make yourself would be more fresco than what you buy in the store. Mostly, it sounds FUN.

  3. 3-15
    2:13
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    :hungry: This, I could do! And yes, I am one of those that loves cheeses but have been avoiding making it. Anything beyond yogurt always seemed too complicated.

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    3:02
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  5. 3-15
    3:25
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    4:19
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    5:03
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  8. 3-15
    5:06
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    Put me in for the drawing, love cheese!

  9. 3-15
    5:53
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    love your posts and cant wait to start making cheese. :wave:

  10. 3-15
    6:07
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    It’s beautiful – now I just need to make a cheese press!

  11. 3-15
    6:16
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    I want it!!!!

  12. 3-15
    6:44
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    Now, I could get interested in a cheese that I knew immediately if it was a success or not. I may have to break down and buy a cheese press.

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    7:02
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  18. 3-15
    7:09
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    7:20
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  21. 3-15
    7:24
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    I love following your cheeseMaking post and cant wait to make this
    one, it sounds yummy
    Thanks and Happy cheese making
    Lynn

  22. 3-15
    7:31
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    I started clicking the links and almost missed the giveaway! Please add me to the drawing. I’d love to give this a try. :snoopy:

  23. 3-15
    7:33
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    Please enter me!

    I have some basic cheesemaking stuff but am stalled due to lack of goats in milk, and lack of funds for more cultures!

    Thanks!

  24. 3-15
    7:38
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  25. 3-15
    7:38
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    7:54
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  28. 3-15
    7:57
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    :dancingmonster:
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  29. 3-15
    7:59
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    Please include me in the drawing….I want to learn to make cheese!

  30. 3-15
    8:04
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  31. 3-15
    8:12
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  32. 3-15
    8:21
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  33. 3-15
    8:23
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    Oh, I love Mexican food so this is a cheese I need to try.

  34. 3-15
    8:23
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  35. 3-15
    8:26
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  36. 3-15
    8:28
    am

    This is the cheese that I always recommend that people start with as they move into making pressed cheeses. It’s a great “get your feet wet” cheese and allows you to learn how curds should feel, when you’ve raised temps too quickly, etc…in short, it helps you “work out all the bugs” and learn how things should look and feel before you age a cheese and find out so many weeks/months later that something wasn’t quite right! I made LOTS of these before I moved to the aged ones and it really paid off in the results I now get in my aged cheeses.

    One little tip – if you wait to cut it for about 2 weeks, it DOES get a little better flavor and isn’t so “bland”. This short “aging” is just done by leaving it in the fridge in the container. Be sure to turn it over a couple times every day during that period of time and wipe out the condensation from the container so there aren’t drips or the cheese isn’t sitting in the condensation. (When I know I’m going to let mine wait a couple weeks like this, I also let mine dry before putting in the fridge – on a rack at room temp like you would with other cheeses, turning at least twice daily.)

    Oh…and sign me up for the give-away!

  37. 3-15
    8:29
    am

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  38. 3-15
    8:30
    am

    Would love this kit, if only to see what Ricki uses for “real” cheese cloth. The stuff from the hardware store has holes too big for making yogurt cheese and I’ve already made two pillow cases moldy trying to substitute them. Yes, I washed them first. With bleach.

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  42. 3-15
    8:49
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    made queso blanco yesterday..now I need to make queso franco…would love a starter kit!

  43. 3-15
    8:50
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    That is one I haven’t made, I would like to, so please enter me for a chance to win. THANK YOU

  44. 3-15
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  45. 3-15
    8:53
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  46. 3-15
    8:54
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    8:56
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    9:06
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  50. 3-15
    9:11
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  51. 3-15
    9:21
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    I definitely want to try this! Sign me up please!

  52. 3-15
    9:22
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    That looks great with the peppers, this is a popular cheese in the market now too. Would love to try it!

  53. 3-15
    9:27
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    I would love to win. Thanks for that chance. This is the next cheese I’m going to try….I’m just waiting for milk to go on sale and then I’m going to buy like 4 gallons…I want to do two of these, that way I can test one and see if it freezes well….

  54. 3-15
    9:27
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    Please add my name for the giveaway. I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years now and it’s the first one I read every day.

  55. 3-15
    9:32
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    Please put me in the contest. I want to make cheese.

  56. 3-15
    9:32
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    I would love to get the kit as I am reading Ricki Carroll’s booking How to Make Cheese now and getting a press built before I try to make the cheeses in the book .

  57. 3-15
    9:34
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    Please enter me in the contest. I am a beginner cheesemaker. Thanks.
    I LOVE CHEESE!!!

  58. 3-15
    9:35
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    That’s some good lookin’ cheese. Please sign me up for the giveaway, so I too can make good lookin’ cheese. :hungry:

  59. 3-15
    9:37
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  60. 3-15
    9:38
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    I want in the contest! My wife makes cheese and this one looks great.

  61. 3-15
    9:41
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    The cheese looks so yummy!!!
    Please enter me into the draw.
    Thank You

  62. 3-15
    9:42
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    I’m going to have to try this one, we hate having to wait to eat cheese! LOL DH is going to be so happy to have a cheese come out of my press that he can eat right away.

    I’d love to be entered to win the goodies…I’m getting low on rennet for sure, and don’t have money for more right now.

  63. 3-15
    9:43
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  64. 3-15
    9:44
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  65. 3-15
    9:45
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  66. 3-15
    9:46
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    Please enter my name in the contest. I love cheese!

  67. 3-15
    9:46
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    Ahh!!! Fresh cheese, the thing that makes it possible for our hard cheese to make it to a ripe old age. sign me up.

  68. 3-15
    9:51
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    I made cheese 30 years ago, maybe it is time to give it another try. :sun:

  69. 3-15
    9:51
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    Now this is one that sounds like my speed to try! Would luv to win the cheese kit.

  70. 3-15
    9:59
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    i know that there really is no chance of winning this, but all the same I’m leaving a comment. Oh, great random generator, please have mercy on me!

  71. 3-15
    10:01
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    Your queso fresco looks wonderful!! Please sign me up for the drawing, I can always use extra ingredients!!
    Thanks,
    Ruth in NH :pinkbunny:

  72. 3-15
    10:01
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    My dairy goat is making milk now, I would love to try to make cheese with fresh milk! Please include me in the drawing :) Thanks!

  73. 3-15
    10:03
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    I’d love to try making cheese. I think I would get hurt though if I spent money on yet another new hobby, so winning this kit would save me a lot of hassle from my other half:)My cats would probably love this too. Thanks for the chance.

  74. 3-15
    10:16
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    I would love to win the starter kit. Please enter me in the drawing.

  75. 3-15
    10:23
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    I just read about this cheese last night in a Mexican Cooking magazine I just bought!! That recipe has you using just salt and vinegar. I’m sure I would I get better results using the culture and rennet…correct??? Please sign me up for the drawing!! Thank you!!

  76. 3-15
    10:29
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    I would love to win this started kit!

  77. 3-15
    10:29
    am

    Cheese (kit) please!

  78. 3-15
    10:31
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    I have always wanted to make my own cheese! The queso fresco looks fantastic! I would LOVE to win this cheese making kit!!! :clover:

  79. 3-15
    10:41
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    I want to win this kit. The cheese sounds wonderful.

  80. 3-15
    10:43
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    Please put me in the cheese kit drawing. My family loves cheese.

  81. 3-15
    10:44
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    would love to get started making cheese!

  82. 3-15
    10:45
    am

    absolutely positively YES!!!

  83. 3-15
    10:45
    am

    Yes, please include me in the drawing. And thank you for this recipe and the instructions!

  84. 3-15
    10:53
    am

    I wanna make cheese, please!

  85. 3-15
    10:55
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    Suzanne….please put me in for the cheese making kit. Thank you for the chance to win. Give Clover a cookie for me!!!

  86. 3-15
    10:56
    am

    Cheese! Please enter me!

  87. 3-15
    10:57
    am

    Looks GREAT! I love the peppers in it! Sign me up please!!

    -Andrew

  88. 3-15
    11:02
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    Sign me up! A friend and I just decided to try cheesemaking together this summer when she’s off work (she’s a teacher). We’ll need all the help we can get!

  89. 3-15
    11:10
    am

    I’d love to be in the drawing for the Cheesemaking supplies! Thanks for the Queso Fresco recipe. I have milk in the fridge and will be giving this one a try today!

  90. 3-15
    11:11
    am

    Seriously,

    I am into instant gratification which is why cheese making has not previously appealed to me. Thanks for opening my mind a little bit to the possibility. All that cheese looks so yummy! Please enter me in the give away…cheese making sounds fun!

  91. 3-15
    11:14
    am

    I finally pulled the trigger on a cheese press and this will definitely be the first cheese to be tried on it. Thanks for another great post. And please sign me up for the drawing!

  92. 3-15
    11:15
    am

    I love making this cheese. It is so easy. I have not made any hard cheese yet. I love the pictures of the food. I am making some today. Maybe I can try the pizza. Looks fabulous. Thanks foir the inspiration. :D

  93. 3-15
    11:20
    am

    enter me please!!

  94. 3-15
    11:26
    am

    I would LOVE to win this ~ please enter me in your drawing!
    I have a question…when you might add something such as peppers or onions, would they be used raw & fresh or canned or pickled…or even dried? your’s look like they were probally fresh, but just thought maybe fresh would create spoilage faster.
    I have FINALLY mastered making mozzarella cheese & am really looking forward to making other types…not enough hours in the day for all I want to do…thank you :yes:

  95. 3-15
    11:26
    am

    Cheese kit please!

  96. 3-15
    11:29
    am

    Been wanting to try cheese making for a long time and after seeing the cheese you just made I want to do it even more. Sign me up for the drawing please. :snoopy:

  97. 3-15
    11:30
    am

    I want this soooo bad! Pick me, pick me!!

  98. 3-15
    11:30
    am

    We want to make cheese, but have had a hard time managing to get the supplies to get started. Thanks for the opportunity.

  99. 3-15
    11:31
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    I want to make cheese. I really do. Please enter me one more time.

  100. 3-15
    11:31
    am

    I would love to win this – that looks so good!@

  101. 3-15
    11:33
    am

    I would love to win this!

  102. 3-15
    11:36
    am

    Another fabulous looking cheese. Just yesterday I was wishing I had something more interesting around here than Jack cheese — I never knew this could be done in one day! Thanks. And please enter me in your contest, too.

  103. 3-15
    11:40
    am

    Your cheese looks so delicious! Please enter me in the drawing! thank you

  104. 3-15
    11:40
    am

    That looks so yummy! I’ve never tried queso fresco…would love to win the give-away…so please sign me up too!

  105. 3-15
    11:40
    am

    MMMM Queso Fresco…. makes me think of tostadas…
    Please enter me for the cheesemaking giveaway….

  106. 3-15
    11:43
    am

    Would love to have a cheesemaking kit. You have a great site and I’ve forwarded it to many friends. I can’t wait to come check out your farm this summer.

  107. 3-15
    11:44
    am

    Oh my goodness! I would LOVE to make my own cheese! Please enter me into your drawing!

    Blessings~

  108. 3-15
    11:45
    am

    Please put my name in the drawing. Still trying to win a beginning cheesemaking kit:) Thanks!

  109. 3-15
    11:46
    am

    I want to be entered into the drawing! Would this recipe work the same with goats milk? I have a goat in milk I am going to start milking in a bit when the weather quits being so nasty.

  110. 3-15
    11:46
    am

    Oh my goodness! I would love to win this. I can’t afford the supplies right now but they are definitely on my list. Your cheese looks good enough to eat!

    Charlene in Kentucky

  111. 3-15
    11:48
    am

    I love cheese!! Please enter me in the drawing.

  112. 3-15
    11:48
    am

    I’ve made ricotta, but would love to try some different cheeses. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway!

  113. 3-15
    11:49
    am

    Yes! I want it!!! :dancingmonster:

  114. 3-15
    11:50
    am

    Enter me in the drawing. Pick me, pick me! It’d be a great birthday present, and I’m dying to try this cheese. :sheepjump:

  115. 3-15
    11:55
    am

    To Lynn H. – I think the cheese recipe you have is for Queso Blanco rather than Queso Fresco.

    Queso Blanco uses vinigar and lots of people mix them up since the names are similar. The cheese made w/vinigar has a totally different texture and taste so…yes, if you want Queso FRESCO use the recipe/techniques you see here! :happyflower:

  116. 3-15
    11:56
    am

    Awesome prize. I really, really want it. Your cheese looks delicious.

  117. 3-15
    11:57
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing. I have spent hours on your website and New England Cheesemaking’s site. I just can’t seem to choose which kit would be best to purchase. I want to try it all but I’m SCARED! I do enjoy the cheese posts though.

    Sandy

  118. 3-15
    12:02
    pm

    Wow…I’ve been away too long! Am going to peruse the supplier website while I wait to see if I’m a winner (because I’m interested in the give-away!)

    Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing so much of what you do. This is an amazing website.

  119. 3-15
    12:03
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    I’d love to have this cheese kit – puuleeeeze!

  120. 3-15
    12:06
    pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe, Suzanne!
    I lOVE this cheese on enchiladas (with your homemade Tex-Mex gravy)!
    ANd I’d love the cheesmaking kit. I don’t have a cow- but I can get some milk! :)

  121. 3-15
    12:09
    pm

    Please enter me! I would love to try to make this cheese!

  122. 3-15
    12:12
    pm

    OK, I’m ready to try this. You have inspired me. Sign me up please! Thanks :)

  123. 3-15
    12:13
    pm

    I’d love to win the cheese making package. Add my name to the pot.

  124. 3-15
    12:17
    pm

    I would love to do this with my older kids. Please enter me in the drawing.
    THanks

  125. 3-15
    12:19
    pm

    Oooh, yes, please sign me up for the goodies!
    I love Queso Blanco, but have never made it with peppers.
    My mouth is watering just thinking about this:-))

  126. 3-15
    12:21
    pm

    I always wondered what this cheese was, great explanation. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

  127. 3-15
    12:25
    pm

    Suzanne, I haven’t even been tempted to try cheese-making until your post today. This cheese looks so easy and delicious though that I am seriously tempted now. I would love to win the kit so that I might try making this cheese! Thank you for offering the opportunity.

  128. 3-15
    12:26
    pm

    Just getting into cheese making, actually just recently placed my 1st order with the New England Cheesemaking Supply Co! Would love to win so I can try several new things…including the Queso Fresco you make in this post (nned the press!)

  129. 3-15
    12:33
    pm

    My mom and I are both ready to start some cheese making, please sign me up for the giveaway! Thank you :snoopy:

  130. 3-15
    12:36
    pm

    Love the cheese giveaway and your queso looks so good…you should give a wheel of that away as well!!!!

  131. 3-15
    12:46
    pm

    I would like to win, I’ve been researching cheese ever since I’ve started following your posts. I’ve watched tons of YouTube videos, I think I’m ready!

  132. 3-15
    12:51
    pm

    Would love to win this!

  133. 3-15
    12:54
    pm

    Pick Me…thank your for the opportunity

  134. 3-15
    12:55
    pm

    I absolutely want in on this one! I’ve been wanting to get into cheesemaking and have already gotten pretty proficient with making yogurt.

  135. 3-15
    1:16
    pm

    The Queso Fresco sounds like a very easy, versitile, cheese to start with. Put me in the running for the cheese-making kit.

  136. 3-15
    1:19
    pm

    Me too….please!

  137. 3-15
    1:25
    pm

    This one looks like something I would enjoy making as you can use it fairly quickly. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks

  138. 3-15
    1:27
    pm

    :clover: Would love to learn how to make Queso Fresco, and better yet to win a cheesemaking kit, Wahoo!

    Cheers

  139. 3-15
    1:28
    pm

    This looks like a great cheese and one I am sure I would like to eat. Please put me in the drawing.

  140. 3-15
    1:32
    pm

    :cowsleep: I have always wanted to do this….always! And one of our favorite cheeses too! We use it on everything!!! :cowsleep:

  141. 3-15
    1:35
    pm

    I’ve been dreaming of making my own cheese ever since first seeing it on your site! Sign me up for the drawing, please :-).
    P.S. That queso fresco with peppers looks divine!!!

  142. 3-15
    1:36
    pm

    MMMMMMM… yes please…. I would love to try the cheese… and win the kit!

  143. 3-15
    1:38
    pm

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  144. 3-15
    1:43
    pm

    oohhh i really could us the press.. sign me up please!!
    i have baby goats due the end of april, which means fresh milk in may!!!!

  145. 3-15
    1:45
    pm

    I’ve been wanting to try cheese making, this would provide me with no more excuses!

  146. 3-15
    1:47
    pm

    As soon as I started reading this, I started thinking about adding fruit. Glad to see we’re thinkin’ the same thing.

    Question, though… would you use fresh or dried? I would think fresh would spoil too quickly.

    I’m also wondering if flavoring the cheese itself would be doable, such as adding the juice from the fruit at the same time you add the salt.

  147. 3-15
    1:48
    pm

    OOOh please sign me up !!!! Thanks!!!

  148. 3-15
    1:53
    pm

    Gotta make this cheese – did you cook your peppers/onions before you put them in – sounds like a great way to make pepper/jack without all the fuss . . . sweet dessert cheese – OK now I really have to make it! Count me in – I’d love to win this prize – Marilyn

  149. 3-15
    1:54
    pm

    Cheese for IMpatient people! WOOHOO! :lol:
    Enter me!

    dede

  150. 3-15
    2:03
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  151. 3-15
    2:12
    pm

    Wow! This is my kind of cheese. Please sign me up. I’m going to check this out and maybe make this cheese even if I don’t win the kit. Thanks.

  152. 3-15
    2:20
    pm

    Oh please sign me up to enter for the cheese drawing :sheepjump:

  153. 3-15
    2:24
    pm

    My sister-in-law and I are working our way through Ricki’s Gourmet Home Dairy Kit this year. Your posts have been both helpful and inspiring.

  154. 3-15
    2:32
    pm

    Love the idea of it being ready to eat almost right away. Please enter me in the drawing.

  155. 3-15
    2:56
    pm

    That queso fresco look so yummy! Count me in the drawing!

  156. 3-15
    2:58
    pm

    Cheese me, please~ Would love to win this! Been doing my research into getting our own cow when we move onto our small farm – can’t wait!

  157. 3-15
    3:10
    pm

    Would love to win.

  158. 3-15
    3:14
    pm

    I want to enter the contest for free cheese making items.

  159. 3-15
    3:16
    pm

    This is definitely my kind of cheese as well! I would love to be in your drawing.

  160. 3-15
    3:16
    pm

    I would like a chance to win.

  161. 3-15
    3:18
    pm

    Please enter my name in the contest.

  162. 3-15
    3:19
    pm

    I love your blog–I love your life! Thank you so much for sharing and letting me live vicariously. However, I would love to be entered in your drawing for the cheese making supplies…this is one project I am DYING to try! Cheers!

  163. 3-15
    3:20
    pm

    I would love to win this contest. Thanks.

  164. 3-15
    3:21
    pm

    I would love to learn how to make this cheese. It looks easy enough for me.

  165. 3-15
    3:25
    pm

    I would love to win this. Thank you Janice

  166. 3-15
    3:28
    pm

    I would really love to win this! – Teresa

  167. 3-15
    3:35
    pm

    Suzanne,
    Long time, no see picture of you….How tempting is that, I could reach out and cut me a slice of that cheese!Yummmm
    I’m game, enter me in the drawing for the kit…
    Thanks,

  168. 3-15
    3:36
    pm

    Oh my! I would LOVE to make some cheese, please! ;)

  169. 3-15
    3:45
    pm

    Sign me up please! I just started making yogurt and yogurt cheese and am so excited to take the next step.

  170. 3-15
    3:45
    pm

    Que rico se ve!! It looks delicious!!

    Thanks :purpleflower:

  171. 3-15
    3:49
    pm

    Hooray! Instant gratification!! Sign me up, please :D

  172. 3-15
    3:57
    pm

    I sure would like to have this!

  173. 3-15
    4:19
    pm

    I would LOVE to have this! My husband’s Lithuanian grandmother is visiting us in April, and while she’s here, she’s going to teach me to make kugelis (sort of a potato pudding) and CHEESE!

  174. 3-15
    4:26
    pm

    I have never made cheese and would love to give it a try! Sounds like a great giveaway. I like the picture of you, also!

  175. 3-15
    4:36
    pm

    I’d like to win the cheese making kit!

  176. 3-15
    4:42
    pm

    I would love the chance to win the cheese supplies!

    ps. your post on making lemon curd recently helped me save a batch! so…Thanks!

    Emily Witt

  177. 3-15
    4:46
    pm

    I’ve looked everywhere for this cheese, and was amazed at the price when I found it. Put me in for the drawing. thanks!

  178. 3-15
    4:47
    pm

    I would love to win this!!!

  179. 3-15
    4:48
    pm

    Is there a gene for cheesemaking? I remember my dad having big wheels of some sort of cheese aging in the basement and now i am beginning to make cheese in my own kitchen. It is so good and impresses friends and co-workers as well!

  180. 3-15
    4:50
    pm

    I love the challenge you are undertaking! You are very inspiring and I hope to follow in your footsteps someday, myself! Please also enter me into your contest. Thanks and keep up the yummy work!

  181. 3-15
    4:51
    pm

    Hey, nice job. That cheese looks great. I would love to be included in the drawing for the kit. Thanks!

  182. 3-15
    4:52
    pm

    This looks so good! We cook a lot of Mexican food at home, and usually just use store-bought mozzarella (isn’t there a “pulling a brown paper bag over the head in shame” emoticon to insert here?) I’d love to try making this at home! Please enter me in the contest so I can make some proper Mexican food :D . Thanks!

  183. 3-15
    4:53
    pm

    I’d love to win this package! Queso fresco is definitely going to get on my cheese list :)

  184. 3-15
    4:53
    pm

    I would love to have this cheese kit. The queso fresco looks delicious. I have always wanted to try using a cheese mold but don’t have one at the moment.

  185. 3-15
    4:54
    pm

    I would love a chance to win. A couple weeks ago my wonderful husband surprised me with the Gourmet Dairy kit for soft cheese from New England Cheesemaking. I was so excited! So far I am having a bit of trouble and emailed them for help over 2 weeks ago with no response as of yet. A little disappointing.

    Cindy

  186. 3-15
    4:56
    pm

    I just got my jersey cow named FANCY!!!!
    But, I have not anything to make cheese with..
    This cheese would be perfect for my first-time cheese making.
    I have been wanting to get some ladies over to my house to make cheese and spread the word about how many good things we can make at home, so much better and healthier and even cheaper, than what is in the stores.
    I hope you will give me the chance to do that. I will be sooooo mOOOOOved with joy!!
    and Fancy will be proud of me, too:)

    Shannon in Va.

  187. 3-15
    4:58
    pm

    woo hoo, queso fresco!!! one of my favorite cheeses! I would love to be in the drawing, and would IMMEDIATELY make several batches of queso fresco and invite all my friends over for mexican food!

  188. 3-15
    5:01
    pm

    Yum, that looks so good and I love the instant gratification aspect!

  189. 3-15
    5:04
    pm

    I am ready to move on from 30 minute mozzarella. Sign me up!

  190. 3-15
    5:08
    pm

    I think I could do that! Thanks for signing me up for the drawing!

    Have a blessed day!

  191. 3-15
    5:08
    pm

    I would love to win this for my soon-to-be-Mama daughter -in-law,Maggie! Think of all the yummy things her partner could make for her to eat!!
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    L

  192. 3-15
    5:10
    pm

    OK…so this may just be the perfect recipe for me as I am daunted by making feta but confident in my ricotta and mozzerella!!! I’d like to humbly request the “giveaway” kit and hopefully I will be able to update you on good results in my cheesemaking adventure.
    Thanks and blessings,
    connie price

  193. 3-15
    5:10
    pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I would like a chance to WIN!

  194. 3-15
    5:11
    pm

    This looks like a fun one to make. Definitely sign me up! I think it’s about time I spread my wings and went beyond 30-minute mozzarella.

  195. 3-15
    5:12
    pm

    Your cheese looks wonderful. Please include me in the give away. Thanks.

  196. 3-15
    5:15
    pm

    I love making cheese, but its so hard to wait! This queso sounds excellent! I love peppers and spicy foods. Cant wait to make it. Thank you for sharing! Please include me in the drawing, that would be awsome! Thanks again, Mamamandy :)

  197. 3-15
    5:16
    pm

    I’d love a cheese-making kit; like several others who have commented, it’s not in my budget right now. Got my DH converted to home-canned beans, and I think I could easily sell him on homemade cheese, too! Alas, can’t have our own critters but we have lots of grocery stores.

  198. 3-15
    5:16
    pm

    Love queso fresco! Sign me up for the drawing. I can’t wait to see what you make next month.

  199. 3-15
    5:24
    pm

    Question? This six hour pressing time. Is that in the fridge or on the kitchem counter? Sign me up for the drawing please

  200. 3-15
    5:24
    pm

    Love to win one of these…and I’m trying this cheese ASAP!

  201. 3-15
    5:30
    pm

    so enjoying watching you make cheese!

  202. 3-15
    5:32
    pm

    I have 3 milk goats and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this. Enter me into the drawing!!! :D

  203. 3-15
    5:34
    pm

    I would love to win this! thanks for all your inspirations! :)

  204. 3-15
    5:34
    pm

    I’d like some cheese (making supplies) please…http://chickensintheroad.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/sheep-jump.gif

  205. 3-15
    5:42
    pm

    :cowsleep: Sign me up please! I could finally move beyond 30 minute mozzarrella!!

  206. 3-15
    5:43
    pm

    I do, in fact, like cheese. I would love to try this delicacy.

  207. 3-15
    5:43
    pm

    This cheese looks great. Please enter me in the drawing!

  208. 3-15
    5:44
    pm

    Yes, please sign me up! BTW – I’m craving that pizza. Do you deliver?
    As for fruit in the cheese, I bought some goat cheese with dried apricots & walnuts – HEAVENLY!

  209. 3-15
    5:46
    pm

    Yes I want to try this, my kiddos love to try new stuff and loved making 30 min moz and ricotta.

  210. 3-15
    6:00
    pm

    I want the giveaway package but I also wanted to share my queso fresco experience. I tried this cheese with goat’s milk and didn’t care for it but tried it again with pastuerized cow’s milk and loved it!

  211. 3-15
    6:01
    pm

    I WANT it. :D

    Thanks again for another fun cheese making entry.

  212. 3-15
    6:04
    pm

    :sheepjump: As a newbie cheesemaker, any new equipment and supplies would be a huge inspiration! Fresh cheese rocks.

  213. 3-15
    6:08
    pm

    Oooh, that looks “delish”. I would love to win the kit and give cheesemaking a try! Thanks!

  214. 3-15
    6:11
    pm

    Looks delish-thanks for all the tips. :hungry:

  215. 3-15
    6:15
    pm

    You are an inspiration to us all! I look forward each month to a new Mooseletter and to see which cheese you have mastered. It is such a pleasure to see the pictures of your beautiful cheeses. I also appreciate knowing the struggles you have gone through to succeed. This is what I would like to do after I retire NEXT YEAR!!
    Thank you.
    Bev :snoopy:

  216. 3-15
    6:15
    pm

    What fun! It sounds like a great recipe for instant gratification and that’s just what I needed to get back on track for spring!

    Please enter me in the drawing, too.
    And thanks!

  217. 3-15
    6:21
    pm

    Add my name to the list please, I’d love to win this!

  218. 3-15
    6:23
    pm

    I’ve made mozzarella, which is great too because it can be eaten right away, but I’d love to try queso fresco! Sign me up for the cheese press and goodies! :-)

  219. 3-15
    6:31
    pm

    I’ve made mozzarella with Rikki’s instructions and ingredients, would love to learn more- sign me up please!

  220. 3-15
    6:32
    pm

    Great cheese recipe and photos, hope to win drawing!

  221. 3-15
    6:33
    pm

    I need this kit…I live in the city
    won’t let me have chickens…goats…or sheep
    I have a garden and can, spin wool, weave cloth
    even made my own dish towels…grew wheat once only to make the worst bread of my life…

    can’t move to the country but would love to make my own cheese
    so please pick me

  222. 3-15
    6:35
    pm

    Sounds so easy! Can’t wait to try it. And do sign me up for the drawing!

  223. 3-15
    6:46
    pm

    I love queso fresco…enjoyed eating it long ago when I lived in Colombia. Yeah!, now I can make my own. Thanks for the recipe and the entry!!!

  224. 3-15
    6:59
    pm

    I’m ready to make this. Thanks for the post.

    Hugh

  225. 3-15
    7:00
    pm

    Cheese Please! :shimmy:

  226. 3-15
    7:02
    pm

    Hi Suzanne,

    I would like to sign up for the give-away from Ricki.

    I’ve been signing up faithfully just about every month, hopefully with the month of March I’ll spring away from the others!!

    You sure have me interested in trying the questo freso.

    Joan

  227. 3-15
    7:05
    pm

    Thank you for the great tutorial. Pictures always help me understand new concepts. I would love to try cheesemaking. We have access to raw milk and I would love to make it into cheese. Please enter me into your drawing.

  228. 3-15
    7:16
    pm

    what a cool “give away” ! I have only been brave enough to make mozzarella. This looks like fun to try.
    Thanks

    TinaH

  229. 3-15
    7:21
    pm

    Looks delicious and so easy that I plan to give it a try. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

  230. 3-15
    7:22
    pm

    This cheese looks so easy and I want to try it, but only have the things needed to make mozzarella, so I would LOVE to win this give-away! Thank you

  231. 3-15
    7:29
    pm

    I would love to have these supplies to make cheese. Please enter me in your drawing.

  232. 3-15
    7:32
    pm

    OK, I never sign up for givaways but hey, queso fresco looks like a cheese I could do! I am so enamored by your blog, count me in! I live on 50 acres of my old family homestead, but we have a long way to go before we can have our milk cow. We have a lot of fence repair and building resuscitation ahead of us…

  233. 3-15
    7:34
    pm

    This cheese looks really tasty and fun to make. I’d love to have the kit to make it!

  234. 3-15
    7:56
    pm

    This looks fantastic!! I sooooooo want this kit! Pick me! Pick me!

  235. 3-15
    7:58
    pm

    I would like to be entered in the contest. Thank you.

  236. 3-15
    8:01
    pm

    I’d love to be able to make fresh cheese. It looks yummy! Please count me in!

  237. 3-15
    8:03
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing for the cheesemaking supplies. Thank you so much.

  238. 3-15
    8:05
    pm

    You turned me into a cheese maker years ago and I look forward to each new cheese! Can’t wait to make the Queso Fresco! Thanks for sharing your love of cheese!!! Mack

  239. 3-15
    8:06
    pm

    Thanks so much…I never thought cheesemaking would become my addiction!

  240. 3-15
    8:06
    pm

    I just finished eating shrimp posole for dinner with some homemade queso blanco on top to cut the heat. Even though I was full, the photos of your enchiladas and pizza made me hungry again! I am eager to try this recipe! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks and what a great web site and story!

    Sincerely,

    Joanne Bergren

  241. 3-15
    8:11
    pm

    I would love to have this great prize. Please enter me in the drawing.

  242. 3-15
    8:14
    pm

    This cheese looks and sounds so yummy, I am going to have to make some but need supplies:)

  243. 3-15
    8:15
    pm

    This is similar to a recipe I found for Chihuahua cheese which I was going to make for my c\Chi Toby’s birthday. Maybe I’ll try this instead. Sign me up please

  244. 3-15
    8:23
    pm

    Great tutorial, as always! :snoopy: I’d love to win this giveaway!

  245. 3-15
    8:34
    pm

    Oh my goodness… I WANT IT!

  246. 3-15
    8:37
    pm

    I would love a chance to win these great cheese making supplies. As always your step by step guidance with pictures is just plain inspiring!

    Abhaya

  247. 3-15
    8:38
    pm

    I want the cheesemaking kit!!!

  248. 3-15
    8:42
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing!! Thanks

  249. 3-15
    8:46
    pm

    I love your blog and queso fresco too. We used to buy it all the time at our local Mexican grocery, but I would love to win the kit and be able to make it myself.

  250. 3-15
    8:50
    pm

    I can hardly wait to see what kind of cheese you are making each month. Please sign me up for the drawing.

  251. 3-15
    9:27
    pm

    i am currently living in south texas and go to mexico weekly to get fresh queso fresco. it is terrific but your’s looks even better with the peppers. when i go back north hopefully my daughter will make your recpie. please enter me for your giveaway.

  252. 3-15
    9:34
    pm

    Sign me up! Read your blog whenever I can.
    Am a transplant to WV from SoCal so MUST have Mexican food. Queso fresco is one of my go-to cheeses. Always from fresh goat milk!

  253. 3-15
    9:40
    pm

    Thanks so much for all of your cheesemaking. Your blog is fun to read.

    I would love to win the cheese making give away.

  254. 3-15
    9:45
    pm

    Thanks for re-planting the cheese-making bug in my ear. I’m ready to try this one after a year-long hiatus from my beginner cheeses. I would LOVE to win the package to make that happen sooner rather than later. Much appreciation.

  255. 3-15
    9:55
    pm

    That cheese looks amazing! Please sign me up for the drawing.

  256. 3-15
    9:58
    pm

    Hi, I stumbled onto your site searching for a cheese press earlier this week, then today you have this give away from the New England Cheese Making FB site. What a coincidence and an opportunity to expand beyond 30 Minute Mozzarella. Thank you so much.

  257. 3-15
    10:05
    pm

    I want to win the cheese making stuff! I read your blog everyday and enjoy it very much.

  258. 3-15
    10:10
    pm

    Nice recipe. I have been eating queso fresco (fresh cheese) for years. I have been getting it at my local Spanish store and it’s not expensive.

  259. 3-15
    10:23
    pm

    Ooohhh, I’d LOVE to win!
    I’ve made some soft cheeses before, but never any hard cheeses. A cheese mold would be GREAT!
    YUM! Homemade Cheese.

  260. 3-15
    10:30
    pm

    Hmmmm, funny how all your give-a-ways would come in handy for the retreat workshops I singed up for…..must be a sign!

    Enter me please :) I am determined!

  261. 3-15
    10:37
    pm

    Yum!

    Thanks to NECM and Suzanne for another great give-away! Please count me in on it!

  262. 3-15
    10:39
    pm

    Love following you through RSS feed, especially the cheese challenge. I’d love to win he cheesemaking package!

  263. 3-15
    10:41
    pm

    I just stick my hands original and pull all the curds out and stick the in a strainer. Then I pour the whey through another strainer to get the straggler curds. We add fresh garlic chives to our favorite queso fresco. Sign me up for the giveaway please!

  264. 3-15
    10:42
    pm

    Yummy yum! Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks
    Looks great

  265. 3-15
    10:49
    pm

    Would love to win! Must start making cheese!

  266. 3-15
    10:52
    pm

    Please enter me! I can’t wait to get started making cheese! :)

  267. 3-15
    10:54
    pm

    I LOVE queso fresco and would LOVE to win this!

  268. 3-15
    10:57
    pm

    Can’t wait to try it! Enter me please!

  269. 3-15
    11:01
    pm

    Yes, I would love to win a cheese-making kit!!
    Thanks for the op.

  270. 3-15
    11:08
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  271. 3-15
    11:15
    pm

    I am just starting to think about making my own cheese — your Queso Fresco looks like something even I can do! Please sign me up for the drawing…I am excited to become part of the cheesemaking community!

  272. 3-15
    11:18
    pm

    Thank you for sharing your cheesemaking adventures – I’m feeling inspired to branch out beyond mozzarella, which largely disappears in my house the same day it is made. Thank you also (in advance) for including me in your drawing!

  273. 3-15
    11:23
    pm

    Please Enter Me! I would LOVE to win! I always keep up on your cheesemaking, and now that I have made a press, I will begin the challenge myself – a new hard cheese/month. Can’t wait!

  274. 3-15
    11:36
    pm

    I want to add my name to the list of those looking for the New England package of delights! I do like this cheesemaking thing!
    Karen

  275. 3-15
    11:43
    pm

    Ooooooh! Please add my name to the drawing, Suzanne – I’d love to give cheesemaking a whirl!
    Donna :clover:

  276. 3-15
    11:53
    pm

    Yes, I’d like to be signed up for the drawing. That cheese looks wonderful, and seems to be something I could actually dol

  277. 3-15
    11:58
    pm

    :chicken: Your enchiladas and pizza look yummy! Please sign me up for the drawing.

  278. 3-16
    12:01
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  279. 3-16
    12:13
    am

    Thanks for the opportunity! Please sign me up!

  280. 3-16
    1:36
    am

    Perfect timing on posting the recipe. I’m showing several friends how to make cheese next week at our monthly mother’s meeting, and this cheese will fit the time slot much better than the one I had planned!! Thank you
    (sign me up for the giveaway :)

  281. 3-16
    2:06
    am

    i think that i am going to try this with Goat’s Milk..any changes for that?

  282. 3-16
    4:06
    am

    Mmmm…
    All your cheese posts always have me drooling! The queso fresco is no exception! Would love to learn how to make cheese! Please enter me-thanks! :eating:

  283. 3-16
    5:49
    am

    Your cheese looks great! Sign me up for the drawing. Thanks

  284. 3-16
    5:57
    am

    Please? Thank you!

  285. 3-16
    6:36
    am

    This is one of the cheeses on my list of those to try my hand at for the first time…excited to try it and hope I can get this kit to start my off…thanks for the chance!!

  286. 3-16
    6:38
    am

    I want it, sign me up. I should be making Queso fresco! Your photos are great.

  287. 3-16
    6:43
    am

    Yes, I want a chance to win this cheese making collection!!

  288. 3-16
    7:43
    am

    i would love to try making cheese!!!

  289. 3-16
    7:58
    am

    Great post – love the idea of a quick pressed cheese! Pictures are a big help. I would love to win the prize and start making this cheese!

  290. 3-16
    8:02
    am

    What could be better than cheese? A cheese kit to make your own. Please sign me in for the drawing. Thanks.

  291. 3-16
    8:36
    am

    So pretty..please enter me…thanks!

  292. 3-16
    8:46
    am

    This has good detail and pictures that makes me want to try making Queso Fresco, too. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you for your time and offer.

  293. 3-16
    8:46
    am

    OHH I want one! Please enter me. Thanks!

  294. 3-16
    9:02
    am

    Yum…yes, please….enter me in the draw. I’m making this cheese this weekend! It looks amazing!

  295. 3-16
    9:02
    am

    I am so tempted to make cheese but the fear (of lots of things) always gets in the way. This is actually a recipe that I think I can try, and I would love to win the New England Cheesemaking giveaway to get me going!

    Kathi

  296. 3-16
    9:04
    am

    Wow! I’m new to cheesemaking and I’m having a great time learning and trying new things. Queso Fresco looks like fun. Sign me up for the give away, please!

  297. 3-16
    9:05
    am

    I have been ignoring my cheese press lately and making drained cheeses in molds. This cheese has inspired me to reunite with my press. Sign me up for the drawing!

    :) Amy

  298. 3-16
    9:07
    am

    I want to make cheese, too Suzanne. Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks.

  299. 3-16
    9:25
    am

    I would lovet to make this cheese!!

  300. 3-16
    9:25
    am

    I’d love to win this one! Please enter me in the drawing! :wave:

  301. 3-16
    9:49
    am

    I would love to win this. Please enter me in the drawing.

  302. 3-16
    10:02
    am

    I can’t wait to try this one!!
    Please enter me in your giveaway drawing….

    Thanks.

  303. 3-16
    10:02
    am

    I am getting started with cheese making and would love to win this starter package. Thanks Zita

  304. 3-16
    10:06
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing! I wonder if my 11 year old could enter this into our county fair? I wonder if I could enter this into the county fair?!? (If I win the drawing that is :D )

  305. 3-16
    10:11
    am

    I would love to receive the package. I have never made this type of cheese before.

  306. 3-16
    10:13
    am

    What a great website! Please enter me in the cheese drawing.

  307. 3-16
    10:23
    am

    i loved the cheesemaking pictures and directions..my mother made cheese and ricotta when i was a girl in pa. i’ve got to try it!!!!

  308. 3-16
    10:28
    am

    I Love Cheese…have never made my own. Might be fun.

  309. 3-16
    10:31
    am

    Sounds like a versatile cheese. I hope I win the cheese kit to make this cheese!

  310. 3-16
    10:56
    am

    I just started making cheese this year, but now I feel up to the challenge of making this yummy cheese. I so like spicy foods. This is a great web site! I will visit often. Please enter me in the cheese drawing, too.

  311. 3-16
    11:08
    am

    This sounds wonderful and easy. I love queso fresco!

  312. 3-16
    11:30
    am

    Ok, I have to admit I’m intigued by the idea of making my own cheese. I tried the crockpot yogurt successfully, so why not cheese? It looks delicious!!

  313. 3-16
    11:38
    am

    I would love to give cheese making a try. Please sign me up? Zita

  314. 3-16
    11:54
    am

    I have only made cheese twice, Mozzerella and one that needed to be aged. We were too anxious to try the one that needed to age, could only wait a few weeks.
    The Queso Fresco looks yummy. I am Very Excited to try it.
    Please Sign me up for the kit.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

  315. 3-16
    12:06
    pm

    I first experienced fresh cheese in the Republic of Georgia as a Peace Corps volunteer and before I left, I swore I would figure out a way to make the cheese (with fresh milk) somehow. After my experiences there, I went to Guatemala where I dined on fresh cheese everyday. In coming to the states I was saddened to see fresh cheese could not be found anywhere and I didn’t quite like the stuff they sell in the store as much as I use to.

    I looked for recipes everywhere with no luck. I finally wrote to my friend in Georgia and got some vague directions on how to make fresh cheese there. Since then I have been making fresh cheese with mild success, but I wanted to know more. Now I know! Thanks for the recipe, I will do what I can without the press for as long as possible (I’m a graduate student after 5 years of volunteer work. All those things equal poor). But if I win this contest, I will be able to make the cheese I love much more easily!

    PLEASE pick me!!!

  316. 3-16
    12:16
    pm

    Having fun following this activity – thanks for the work and bothering to detail it! Please sign me up for the drawing!

  317. 3-16
    12:17
    pm

    Cheese please!!!

  318. 3-16
    12:21
    pm

    Sign me up – for my wife (and me too)!

  319. 3-16
    12:34
    pm

    You have inspired me to try this cheese! It looks great with the peppers and onions, yummy!!! I would love a chance to win your give away! Trying my hand at a different cheese each month seems like a doable plan! Love your blog!!

  320. 3-16
    12:37
    pm

    Tried this recipe and loved it. Thanks for it. And please sign me up for the drawing!

  321. 3-16
    12:39
    pm

    Please sign me up for the drawing – I’m an occasional cheesemaker and this recipe is inspiring me to make more!

  322. 3-16
    1:36
    pm

    Queso fresco looks amazing! Sign me up for a chance to win! It will be my first pressed-cheese experience!

  323. 3-16
    1:39
    pm

    This would be awesome!! I would love to win it. Btw, I love your site. Thank you

  324. 3-16
    1:42
    pm

    Sign me up; we would love to have this cheesemaking kit!! Thanks

  325. 3-16
    1:44
    pm

    Just made some 30-minute mozzarella with supplies from NE Cheesemaking: It was wonderful! Would also like to be entered in your drawing- more supplies means more fresh cheese!

  326. 3-16
    2:00
    pm

    I would like to be eligible for the new england cheese company giveaway. Also am going to try your cheese it looks delicious!!!

  327. 3-16
    2:26
    pm

    I’m definitely in. We all love your posts!

  328. 3-16
    2:34
    pm

    This is great! I can’t wait to try it. Sign me up.

  329. 3-16
    2:44
    pm

    I want to make cheese, please sign me up to win

  330. 3-16
    2:59
    pm

    I so want this kit! I have only made a few batches of herb/lemon cheese and am excited to try this recipe.

    Deb

  331. 3-16
    3:10
    pm

    Thanks New England Cheese Co and Suzanne for offering this.

  332. 3-16
    3:23
    pm

    Would love to win! Question: Would this recipe work with goat milk or sheep milk as well?

  333. 3-16
    3:32
    pm

    I would love to win! I think it would be great to make my own cheese and if I had this part of the necessary items I could more easily coerce my hubby into making the cheese press ;)

  334. 3-16
    3:40
    pm

    Oh I so want to try this!!! Please sign me up for the drawing!

  335. 3-16
    4:09
    pm

    I’m interested!

  336. 3-16
    4:18
    pm

    I am just getting into the cheese-making life. I would certainly enjoy the cheese making kit. Count me in!

  337. 3-16
    5:01
    pm

    Sign me up, please!

  338. 3-16
    5:12
    pm

    I bet this would be great with fruit as a dessert cheese: pineapple, dried apricots, blueberries, cranberries? Please sign me up for the drawing.

  339. 3-16
    5:40
    pm

    I’m just getting started making cheese–this would be so helpful!

  340. 3-16
    6:46
    pm

    I would love to try making cheese, sign me up!

  341. 3-16
    7:31
    pm

    Yummy!!! So excited to find your blog!

  342. 3-16
    7:47
    pm

    I would love to try making this cheese sine me up
    david

  343. 3-16
    8:39
    pm

    Sign me up for the contest please and thank you!

  344. 3-16
    9:04
    pm

    Please sign me up for the drawing, it looks like such a fun cheese to make!

  345. 3-16
    9:23
    pm

    Please sign me up.

  346. 3-16
    9:29
    pm

    I’ve been wanting to make cheese for so long! Sign me up!

  347. 3-16
    9:36
    pm

    absolutely delicious-looking! please consider me for your contest

  348. 3-16
    9:40
    pm

    Oooooohhh this looks yummy! I have been making Chevre and Fromage Blanc and I am ready to put my toes into the water of new cheeses, including hard cheese. Would loooove the kit! ;) :ladybug:

  349. 3-16
    10:47
    pm

    I would love this Kit!! I am teaching some friends to makencheese and thisnwould be a great help!

  350. 3-16
    10:49
    pm

    We want to win the drawing! We have been following the moosletter for the past few months and have been inspired to try our hand at making cheese. We homeschool and feel like getting back to the basics is a valuable part of our education. While we are waiting for our jersey to calve we have been stealing some milk from our Jerbswang(Jersey, Brown swiss, Angus) She is a rich milker. Thanks for the inspiration. The Tyree family from TN, Patrick&Ingrid, Jessica, Jonah, Lydia, Nehemias, Nacho, Cameron, and Liah

  351. 3-16
    10:50
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thanks!
    smiles,
    Shari

  352. 3-16
    11:46
    pm

    Add me to your want list!!!

  353. 3-17
    12:14
    am

    I want one!! (Please)

  354. 3-17
    12:56
    am

    My kids would love this! They could even make it themselves. Sign me up please. That does look so yummy. :happyfeet:

  355. 3-17
    1:39
    am

    This is a very simple cheese to make. Sign me up for the give away.

  356. 3-17
    4:32
    am

    Definitely going to try this! So far I’ve made a lot of soft cheeses and a couple of cheddars – I have only one goat!
    Good luck with the challenge – please add me to the draw.
    Elizabeth

  357. 3-17
    7:31
    am

    Please add me to the drawing!!!

  358. 3-17
    8:20
    am

    This giveaway is closed to entry. The winning comment number is #210, Shannon Floyd.

  359. 12-4
    1:24
    pm

    Help!
    I had problems with keeping the temperature at 90 during this cheesemaking and am worried I have killed the starter because I do not yet have a clean break after 45 minutes.
    Any help would be appreciated!!

  360. 12-4
    2:57
    pm

    abbygirl, I would try a little longer, but if it doesn’t work after an hour or so, you may have killed your starter. Were you using good milk? How high did the temp get?

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