Much like the dairy original, this cheese has a crumbly texture ideal for sprinkling over vegan chilaquiles or any other dish that calls for queso fresco. It also tastes much like queso with its mild creamy tang, thanks to tofu.
Vegan Queso Fresco
Drain the tofu and pat very dry. Cut into 1-inch cubes, transfer to a large piece of cheesecloth, wrap tightly and wring as much liquid as possible out of the tofu.
Transfer to a large bowl and crumble into small pieces. Stir in the vinegar, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon salt. The mixture should taste quite salty. If it doesn’t, add more salt.
Return the mixture to the cheesecloth and wrap tightly to form into a block of cheese. Put in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. When ready to use, discard excess liquid and crumble the tofu into bits of cheese.