Queijo Fresco, or Portuguese Fresh cheese is a favorite in Portuguese cuisine that is very easy to make at home. Queijo fresco is a very light cheese with a lot of moisture that is most similar to Pot Cheese or Farmer Cheese. This is a delicious dish that has an unbelievably unique texture and flavor that makes it one of the most popular Portuguese foods to eat. It can be made with either cow’s milk or goats milk. It is perfect to be eaten on some toasted bread with some tea or coffee at any time during the day.
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk (you can use either cow or goat milk)
2 rennet tablets (If you can not find rennet tablets locally, you can buy them here on Amazon)
1) Warm the cow’s or goat’s milk on the stove, but don’t boil it.
2) In a large bowl mix the rennet and salt together and the pour the warm milk on top. Mix.
3) Let it sit for a few minutes, you will see that the whey will start to separate from the cheese. You can now start spooning the cheese into the cheese molds. Fill the molds as much as you can, while letting the liquid drain out of the mold. For the rest of the day keep draining out the liquid by tilting the mold or just using a spoon. You have just made Homemade fresh cheese.
4) This can last in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 days.