Trader Joe’s Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese Review

Trader Joe's Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese

Cotija cheese gets its name from Cotija de la Paz, a municipality in Mexico. The cheese is hard and crumbly, making it a great alternative to parmesan. Trader Joe’s Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese is a tasty side dish that places this cheese front and center.

When you open up this bag, you’ll notice the Cotija cheese is packaged separately. The corn needs to be thawed and heated on the stovetop, but you don’t have to do anything to the cheese at all. You can simply set it aside until the corn is cooked through. Once everything is properly cooked, you can sprinkle on the cheese before you serve the dish.

Trader Joe's Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese

Even though the cheese is the last ingredient to be added, it has a huge impact on the flavor of the dish. The texture of the Cotija is similar to that of parmesan, but taste-wise, it’s reminiscent of feta cheese. It’s salty and slightly sour, making it a great compliment for Mexican-inspired dishes.

The corn has a natural sweetness to it, and that flavor is boosted by a smoky and savory sauce. The sauce isn’t overpowering, but it definitely kicks this corn up a notch. The combination of the sweet corn, sour cheese, and smoky sauce is addictive; you may find yourself devouring this corn even if you eat it plain.

Trader Joe's Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese

Even though it’s good on its own, we recommend pairing this corn with a few other ingredients before you serve it. It’d be great in nachos or tacos, and when paired with rice and ground beef, it’s amazing as part of a burrito bowl. If you’re making a dish that calls for corn, and you want to spice it up, this frozen corn is a very nice option.

If you cook a lot of Mexican-inspired food, Trader Joe’s Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese is definitely something you’ll want to check out. The unusual combination of flavors would work well in all kinds of dishes. Whether you’re a fan of Cotija cheese or totally new to it, this is a side dish worth sampling.

If you want to learn more about the cooking instructions, ingredients, or nutritional content for this Trader Joe’s roasted corn, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese