In 1971, Maria Castro, newly immigrated from the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico began making Queso Fresco in her Houston home. Her artisanal, small-batch process was based on a recipe she learned from her mother on their family farm in Mexico. As word soon spread among friends and neighbors about the authenticity and quality of her cheese, requests for it began to trickle in.
Since then, La Vaquita has helped define how Hispanic cuisine is enjoyed in Texas. Our products continue to bring delicious, authentic flavor to everything they touch – from dishes prepared in home kitchens to chef-crafted culinary creations.