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Queso Fresco varieties

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What are the differences in flavor between the different types (salvadoreno, centroamericano, mexican) and brands of Queso Fresco?

And are there other differences, like how they melt perhaps?

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  1. My favorite brand of Mexican-style is Los Altos Queso Fresco "La Cubeta". It's made with whole milk rather than skim so it has a richer flavor and mouthfeel. More about it here,
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892120

    I've not tried varieties modeled after other countries', so can't help you there. I'll mention that Mexican queso fresco does not melt. It will soften a bit on heating, but that's as far as it goes.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Sounds good Melanie... I'll see if I can find that one