I just paid $5.49 for 12 oz of cotija cheese, which would make it $7.32 a pound. Wow! I know cheese prices have been going up, but $7+ for a pound of bulk cheese, and not very good cheese at that, seems more than a bit excessive. Talk about sticker shock.
My purchase was made at a full-service, independent grocery store in San Diego, CA. What are cheese prices like in your neck of the woods.