Surprise! The majority of Mexican cheeses are mild--not hot and spicy. People familiar with South-of-the-Border foods know that Mexicans prefer their Jalapenos on their cheese, not in their cheese.
Known as the "Parmesan of Mexico", this cheese is strongly flavored, firm, and perfect for grating. It is used in Hispanic cooking in a manner similar to the way Parmesan is used in Italian cooking. Cotija is commonly used to add a lively garnish to common dishes. Simply sprinkle on top of refried beans, salads, quesadillas or enchiladas. In Mexico it is also widely used to enhance the flavor of many savory dishes by mixing directly into the casserole or recipe. In the U.S. it is increasingly popular on pasta. See for yourself how much zestier any pasta or even simple macaroni and cheese will taste with a sprinkle of Cotija! Handmade in Wisconsin, yet full of authentic Mexican flavor.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.