Grilled Sweet Corn Two Ways

Wisconsin Cheese Grilled Sweet Corn Two Ways   Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes


Grilled Sweet Corn:

Cotija-Lime Spread:

Chipotle Butter:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cotija or Queso Fresco can be used in this recipe.


Grilled Sweet Corn:

  1. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Peel back husks from corn, keeping husks attached. Remove silk. Fold husks over corn.
  3. Fill a large bowl with cold water. Stir in salt. Soak corn in husks for 10 minutes. Remove from the water, shaking off any extra.
  4. Grill corn in husks, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until tender, turning frequently. Remove from the heat. When cool enough to handle, peel back husks. Return to the grill. Grill corn, covered, 1-2 minutes longer on each side or until lightly charred.

Cotija-Lime Spread:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, paprika and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Stir in cotija. Spread cheese mixture on corn. Sprinkle with cilantro and additional cotija.

Chipotle Butter:

  1. Combine butter and chipotle peppers in a small bowl. Spread butter mixture on corn. Sprinkle with queso fresco and bacon.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Queso fresco is a fresh cheese with mild flavor and moist, crumbly texture. It doesn’t melt when heated but softens to creamy goodness. Cotija cheese is known as the “parmesan of Mexican cooking.” It's salty yet flavorful, crumbly and often added to dishes as a seasoning.

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