Cotija vs. Queso Fresco: Differences Between Mexican Cheeses

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

As the finishing touch on spicy stews, saucy enchiladas, and tacos, it’s hard to beat crumbled cotija or queso fresco. Find out more about these two essential cheeses in Mexican cooking, as well as how to properly substitute the two cheeses for one another.