PARAMUS, N.J. — Gayo Azul®, famous Hispano-Caribbean cheesemakers with Dutch influence, announces the release of a Gayo Azul Cotija cheese, joining its existing product line. With a current assortment of cheeses, Gayo Azul aims to further expand its flavor versatility with the new Cotija, offering a tangy, slightly salty-tasting cheese with a firm, crumbly texture, perfect for enhancing any Hispanic dish.
Gayo Azul is a Caribbean brand with a strong Dutch influence and a rich history dating back to the 1950s. Dutch cheeses quickly gained popularity in the Caribbean due to their ability to retain their freshness without the need for refrigeration. Seeing the demand for such cheeses, Gayo Azul began to create their own. Starting as a small business in the Caribbean, Gayo Azul entered the US market in the 1960s and has grown steadily across the country ever since. Drawing on the rich heritage of Dutch and Hispanic cheesemaking, Gayo Azul emphasizes authentic flavor and premium quality above all else. The brand is a staple of multi-generational cuisine, recognizable by its Blue Rooster logo – Blue Rooster being the English translation of Gayo Azul. The famous blue rooster has become the symbol of the community’s exceptional quality cheeses.
New Gayo Azul cotija is sure to satisfy fans of cheese and Hispanic dishes, adding a tangy, slightly salty flavor and crumbly texture to a variety of dishes. Cotija is a Mexican-style aged fresh cow’s milk cheese named after Cotija, Mexico. Cotija cheese is a perfect topping to elevate any dish, such as street corn, enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, and more. Gayo Azul Cotija cheese is available exclusively in the form of wedges.
Gayo Azul products can be found at local Northeast and Southeast grocers, including BJ’s Wholesale, Fresco Y Mas, Key Foods, Market Basket, Presidente, Publix, Sedano’s and Winn Dixie Supermarkets, as well as Walmart Supercenters.
The uses for Gayo Azul Cotija cheese includes:
- street corn – also known as Elote, or grilled Mexican street corn; this dish is prepared by coating the cob of corn with lime juice, mayonnaise, chili powder and Gayo Azul® Cotija cheese.
- Enchiladas — enhance by sprinkling crumbs of Gayo Azul Cotija cheese on the tortillas a few minutes before removing them from the oven.
- Tacos — add flavor and texture by using Gayo Azul Cotija cheese instead of grated cheese for an authentic touch.
- And more.
In addition to the new cotija cheese, Gayo Azul also offers a variety of products including Dutch cheeses to like Gouda, Edamand European Switzerland, and fees Queso Blanco Queso Para Frierall available in convenient sizes.
For more information on Gayo Azul and its products, to find out where it is available and to discover new recipe ideas, visit www.gayoazul.com or follow them on Facebook (@gayoazul_cheese) and Instagram (@gayo_azul_cheese).