variants: or cotija cheese
Definition of cotija
: a hard, white, crumbly Mexican cheese made from cow's milk Another Mexican-style cheese that's great for summer meals is cotija. Firm, white, and salty, it crumbles readily and is a grand alternative to parmesan in salads or sprinkled over vegetables.— Jerry Anne Di Vecchio … filled with a tangle of beans, Mexican sausage, crumbly cotija cheese and lettuce …— Miriam Morgan
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