Definition of queso fresco in English:

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queso fresco

Pronunciation: /ˌkāsō ˈfreskō/


A semisoft fresh Mexican cheese, white in color, typically served shredded over hot foods.
Example sentences
  • Soft cheeses such as Brie, feta, Camembert, and Mexican queso fresco may have bacteria that can cause infections.
  • Order shrimp and you'll find it stuffed with chipotle-seasoned crab, and the chicken comes with more forest mushrooms and melted deposits of queso fresco.
  • Add the queso fresco and cook until melted, about three minutes.


Spanish, 'fresh cheese'.

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Syllabification: que·so fres·co

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