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Cotija Cheese in Boston

NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 12:39 PM

Does anyone know of any specialty shops in Boston, maybe Beacon Hill that sells Cotija Cheese?


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    Pegmeister RE: NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 12:51 PM

    Someone posted recently saying that they found it at the South Bay Stop and Shop.

    1. Boston_Otter RE: NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 01:30 PM

      I've seen it at the Porter Square Shaw's.

      1. MC Slim JB RE: NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 01:46 PM

        It's getting increasingly easy to find, especially in markets that cater to Latino shoppers. I get mine at the South Bay Stop n' Shop (rightmost aisle of the store as you enter, sold in wedges). I'd think the Market Baskets and other big chains in Somerville, Eastie, Chelsea, and Everett would be good spots to look. Hi-Lo in JP will have it, I'm guessing, too.

        Per Chowhound itaunas, you might also look for "queso seco", another name for it or a very similar cheese. When desperate for it in places that don't seem to carry it (like upstate NH, not famous for its Mexican and Central American groceries), I have grated together quality feta and Parmesan as a reasonable substitute when making elotes.


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          LeoLioness RE: NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 01:49 PM

          The Market Basket in Somerville carries it.

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            9lives RE: NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 01:52 PM

            I was in Maverick Sq this week and saw it in the Latin markets..

            1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: NahantNative Mar 28, 2010 03:28 PM

              Any decent Latin bodega will have cotija and/or queso seco. La Favorita at the corner of Harvard and Farrington in Allston, for example.

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