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vegan cotija cheese

Vegan Cotija Cheese

This is a super easy, 3 ingredient recipe for vegan Cotija Cheese! This recipe is delicious on tacos, burritos, sandwiches, salads, and pretty much anything.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10


  • 8 oz Extra Firm Tofu We used Trader Joes Organic Extra Firm Sprouted Tofu
  • 1.5 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Nutritional Yeast (Nooch)
  • Pinch of Salt


  • To make this Cotija cheese authentic, you must use a cheesecloth. Strain the tofu and press all of the liquid out of the tofu using the cheese cloth. The best way is to work in hand-sized chunks to ensure the tofu is as dry as possible.
  • Once you have strained all of the liquid out of the tofu with the cheese cloth, place it in a bowl and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Stir and voila! You have vegan Cotija Cheese! Use as a topping on any dish that calls for fresh cheese. This works especially well on Mexican recipes.
Keyword Plant Based Cheese, Vegan Cheese, Vegan Cotija Cheese