As nouns the difference between cheese and cotija
is that cheese
is (uncountable) a dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk or cheese
can be (slang) wealth, fame, excellence, importance while cotija
is a popular hard, dry, cheese from mexico.
As a verb cheese
is to prepare curds for making cheese or cheese
can be (slang) to stop; to refrain from or cheese
can be (gaming|slang) to use an unsporting tactic; to repeatedly use an attack which is overpowered or difficult to counter.
As an interjection cheese