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    Question Substitutions for Cotija Cheese

    Does anyone know what I could substitute for this cheese. The recipe says you can substitute feta, but I can't have that as its unpasturized and I'm pregnant.

    The recipe is for a stacked enchilada casserole made in a 9 or 10" spring form pan.
    "You know I was talking to my friend Desdemona the other day she
    runs this space station and bake shop down near Boomtown. She told
    me that human beings are flawed individuals. The cosmic bakers
    took us out of the oven a little too early. And that's the
    reason we're as crazy as we are and I believe it." Jimmy Buffet, Fruitcakes, 1994

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    Here's from Cook's Thesaurus:

    "cotija = queso anejado Notes: This is a sharp, salty white grating cheese that softens but doesn't melt when heated. Cacique is a well-known brand. Look for it in Hispanic markets. Substitutes: Parmesan OR Romano OR anejo cheese OR feta cheese OR nutritional yeast (This substitution works best if recipe calls for cheese to be sprinkled over a dish. Nutritional yeast is low in fat, high in protein and B vitamins, and it's not made with any animal products.)"

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    We LOVE Asiago in mexican recipes!

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    Bosunswife, Would you mind posting your stacked enchalida casserole?????? TIA
    Darlin

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