Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place corn in husks directly on the oven rack. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender.
While corn is cooking, in a small bowl combine garlic powder and mayonnaise.
When corn is done brush with garlic mayo. Roll in cotija cheese.
Sprinkle with cilantro and chili powder.
Squeeze with fresh lime juice if desired.
Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips
Mayonnaise: If you're not a fan you can use sour cream instead. However, I find mayo provides better flavor and helps the cheese stick better.
Lime Juice: Use freshly squeezed. It has more flavor and less acid than squeeze bottles.
Cojita Cheese: This salty crumbly cheese can be found in the specialty cheese section of the store. If you can't find it queso fresco is a good substitute.
Cilantro: Measure before chopping.
Tips and Tricks
Corn Buying Tips: Look for corn that has a bright green husk, and a pale yellow tassel. Also, look at the spot where the corn was removed from the plant. It should be pale, not brown. Storage: Don't remove your corn from the husk until you're ready to use it or it may dry out. Store in the husk in the fridge for up to days before cooking.
Make husking corn easier: Microwave for around 1 minute.
Use a silicone basting brush to easily coat your corn.