Mar 28, However, they might not know to also steer clear of queso fresco or cotija cheese — it's a harder, crumbly cheese found in many Mexican. Mar 14, Pregnancy is a time in which you want to make sure you are having all of your nutritional needs met. Adding some cheeses to your pregnancy. Jul 28, I am way more paranoid this time than my first pregnancy. I know TMI Cotija cheese is unpastuerized so it is not recommended. Bad for me, I. FINALLY !!! They are here! Do not eat soft cheeses, such as queso fresco, while pregnant, unless they are made with queso cotija, queso panela, queso ranchero, and cuajada en terrón. It is imperative to inform these at-risk pregnant women that they should NOT eat soft Mexican-style cheeses made from unpasteurized milk. These cheeses. COTIJA CHEESE STORE BOUGHT OR USED IN RESTAURANTS IS TYPE) THRU OUT MY LAST PREGNANCY & THIS ONE TOO.