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Old 05-05-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
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Mexican Restaurant Cheese Dip

Does anyone know what kind of cheese mexican restaurants use to make there super good cheese dip? The one i've had is sort of a white cheese. I have no idea what kind.

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Old 05-05-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Mexican white queso sauce

Does this help? I remember this thread because I had this sauce at several places and loved it.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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My first guess would be Machengo cheese. It's a white mexican cheese with a cream taste.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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Either Manchego or a Queso. I'd be willing to bet Queso though, as it's not only cheaper & more commonly available than Manchego, but it's also milder & melts better.

I love the Queso cheeses, & around here can get them flavored with jalapenos or other spices. Great for snacking.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
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I thought queso just meant cheese in Spanish.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:21 PM   #6
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I thought queso just meant cheese in Spanish.
It does. Queso is not a type of cheese, but mexican cheeses are ofen called "queso this and questo that. Like queso manchego.

I think the kind of cheese used in that dip is often asedero.

But someone told me once that they use Land O lakes Americna cheese.
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Sorry. Reading straight from the packages here: "Queso Fresco" & "Queso Fresco Jalapeno". Since we have a large Hispanic population here, the local markets carry several shelves worth of this, as it's apparently extremely popular.
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Fresh Cheese and Fresh Cheese wth Jalapeno.

Queso Fresco is a crumbly white cheese that is used as a garnish and in tacos and stuff. I don't think it melts too well.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:50 PM   #9
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Mexican white queso sauce

Does this help? I remember this thread because I had this sauce at several places and loved it.
That's perfect, i'll try that. Also whoever posted about Land-o-lakes cheese. i've also heard that. My friend who actualy owns a mexican restaurant told me that, but what i bought didn't seem to melt like what they have at their restaurant. So i'm not sure what kind they use for their dip.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:50 PM   #10
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I think the kind of cheese used in that dip is often asedero.
That is the cheese i have in several recipes of mine. It is a very common cheese in white cheese dip
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