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Cotija cheese

Other names: queso anejado
Spanish name: Cotija

Cotija is a Mexican cow's milk dry grating cheese similar to Parmesan.  In the U.S. you may find a fresher, softer version, similar to Feta but in Mexico this salty cheese is typically aged at least 100 days. The aged version is referred to as "anejo".   This is not a cheese you would add to your cheese board but you would typically use it  crumbled or grated over tacos, beans, soups or casseroles.  Cotija is named after the Mexican city of Cotija, Michoacán. 

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Substitute for cotija cheese

For soft cotija substitute Feta cheese. For the aged cotija, substitute Parmesan cheese.


  =   1 oz = 1/4 cup crumbled


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