Grilled Cheese & Seafood Molcajete Preparado

This vibrant, mouth-watering dish, crafted by Grill Master Rob Conrado Jr, combines tender carne asada, succulent shrimp, and perfectly grilled octopus legs with the earthy flavors of nopales and the spicy kick of Hoppin' Jalapeño Baked Cheese.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

What is Baked Cheese?

Grilling cheese, baked cheese, bread cheese, squeaky cheese, juusto, Juustoleipä - There are so many names for this delicious specialty cheese! 

This Scandinavian delicacy found its way into the hearts of Wisconsinites and many others around the world! Baked cheese is made to be heated up and devoured, developing a crispy exterior with a warm, melty interior.

Whether you're grilling it, frying it, or giving it a sizzle in a skillet, baked cheese gets crispy on the outside while staying gooey and warm on the inside. Enjoy it however you like – as a main for dinner, a tasty appetizer, a sidekick to your main dish, or even as a sweet treat!

Where Can I Find The Big Moo Baked Cheese?

You can find The Big Moo Baked Cheese at select retail outlets, prominently displayed in the Deli & Specialty Cheese Section. Look for it at stores like PublixH-E-BGiant EagleSafewayAlbertsonsStew Leonard's, and more! If it's not stocked at your local grocery store, don't hesitate to speak with your Deli Manager—they might be able to bring it in for you!

Additionally, The Big Moo is available at cheese & deli shops across the United States, including locations like Costanza Sausage Retail Store in New York, the Back Alley Cheese Bar in Arizona, Paulbeck's County Market in Minnesota, and Gillette Cheese Barn in Wyoming.

And for those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home, Big Moo can be purchased online with 2-day shipping available to every state in the US! Shop all our delicious flavors here:

How to Make Our Grilled Cheese & Seafood Molcajete Preparado


  • 1 Block of The Big Moo -  Hoppin' Jalapeño Baked Cheese
  • 1 lb Carne Asada
  • 1 lb Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
  • 4 Octopus Legs
  • 2 Large Nopales (cactus paddles), Cleaned and Sliced
  • 1 cup Bloody Mary mix (Bear and Burton's Mary Mix recommended)
  • Salsa of Your Choice
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Olive Oil for Grilling

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Place the molcajete on the grill and preheat it for about 20 minutes at a medium-high heat (around 400°F / 204°C)
    2. Season the carne asada, shrimp, and octopus legs with salt and pepper.
    3. Lightly brush the nopales with olive oil and season with salt.
    4. Grill Carne Asada: Grill the carne asada for 6-8 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare.
    5. Grill Shrimp: Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and opaque.
    6. Grill Octopus Legs: Grill the octopus legs for 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are tender and slightly charred.
    7. Grill Nopales: Grill the nopales for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are tender and have nice grill marks.
    8. Grill Hoppin' Jalapeño Baked Cheese: Grill the baked cheese on medium low heat for 7-8 minutes, flipping occasionally until it is slightly melted and has grill marks.
    9. Carefully remove the molcajete from the grill using heat-resistant gloves.
    10. Pour 1 cup of Bloody Mary mix into the hot molcajete.
    11. Add a generous amount of salsa to taste.
    12. Place the grilled carne asada, shrimp, octopus legs, nopales, and jalapeño cheese into the molcajete.
    13. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients and allow the flavors to meld together.
    14.  Serve directly from the molcajete. Be cautious, as it will be very hot.

    An image of Grill Master, Rob Conrado

    Meet the Grill Master, Robert Conrado Jr!

    West Coast home chef & grill master, Rob is known for his delicious grilling recipes including racks of ribs, mouthwatering wagyu steaks, and smoked chicken! Some of our favorite recipes are his Tropical Pulled Pork SandwichCheesy Pastor Taquitos, and Whiskey Chorizo Pig Shots - Can we get a "YUM?"

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