Grilled Corn with Spicy Lime Mayo & Cotija Cheese

Grilled corn is fantastic any time of year, and the creamy citrus spice of this lime mayo pairs wonderfully with our Signature Dry Riesling.


  • 8 ears corn, shucked
  • 2 Tbsp Trefethen extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese, divided into ⅔ cup and ⅓ cup
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cilantro or parsley leaves, minced, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • 1Light a grill. On a sheet pan, toss the corn with the oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2In a small bowl, stir together ⅔ cup of the Cotija cheese with mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro or parsley, lime zest, and chile powder until well combined.
  • 3Place the corn on the hottest part of the grill and cook, turning as needed, until cooked through and charred, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 4Remove the corn from the grill and immediately brush each cob liberally with the cheese mixture and transfer to your favorite platter. Garnish each cob with a sprinkle of the remaining Cotija cheese, ancho chile powder and more cilantro, then serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!

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