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Queso Fresco Recipes: 28 Ways To Enjoy This Mexican Cheese

03/11/2016 04:53 EST | Updated 03/11/2016 04:59 EST

If your idea of a cheese plate is a chunk of cheddar or slices of mozzarella, you really need to expand your love for cheese.

In the slideshow below, we rounded up 28 different ways to serve up queso fresco — a Mexican delight. From a cool and creamy ranch dip to a soft and crumbly cake, these recipes are so much more than just tacos and burritos. Of course, you'll find those types of recipes in this list as well.

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Queso fresco is literally translated to mean "fresh cheese". Its light and creamy texture is similar to goat cheese, feta and ricotta.

If you're struggling to find queso fresco in your local grocery store, try making it at home by watching the video above, or following this recipe from Serious Eats.

And check out our favourite recipes below:

28 Queso Fresco