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Cotija vs. Queso Fresco

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Is there any difference between Cotija and Queso Fresco when sold in block form?
post #2 of 6
Cotija (aka Queso Anejado) is aged cheese, whereas Queso Fresco is fresh cheese.
post #3 of 6
Cotija is not much of a melting cheese either.
post #4 of 6
Cotija is much saltier.....used as you would parmesan.....queso fresco
is really mild and soft....almost like a cross between fresh mozzarella
and feta cheeses. We use queso fresco in enchiladas, salads, in quesodillas,
etc. Although not the best melting cheese its extremely versatile. Cotija will have a much longer shelf life........queso fresco has a tendency to sour once
the package or block has been opened or unsealed. As for flavor.....cotija definitely has a more concentrated flavor.....
post #5 of 6
I love cotija. This might help others who would like to try mexican cheeses: http://www2.pro-ns.net/~catalina/cac-cheese-guide.htm
post #6 of 6

Queso fresco = Fresh cheese

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