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National Queso Day

National Queso Day

There’s Only One Question to Answer on National Queso Day




Not to sound cheesy, but who doesn’t love queso?  With 137,000,000 recipe results on Google, do we really need to ask? In fact, the love of queso in the U.S. runs so deep that we celebrate National Queso Day on September 20th each year. 




This creamy, gooey, delicious dip has been around since at least the 19th century, originating in Chihuahua, Mexico as queso fundido.  Per Texas food expert Lisa Fain, @homesicktexan, the first known recipe for queso was published in 1896 in a story about Mexican food in a California-based magazine The Land of Sunshine. The queso we enjoy today may just be the mash-up of queso fundido and fondue, which was growing in popularity along the Atlantic coast at this time.  In 1918, Mexican restauranteur Miguel Martinez added queso as a topping and eventually a stand-alone dip at his restaurant Martinez Café.  With the advent of modern packaged foods, queso was being made by the home cook as early as the 1940’s with Velveeta® and Ro*Tel® and achieved widespread popularity in the 1960’s and ‘70’s.  Kraft Heinz Ingredients shares the classic recipe here:





Like toppings?  Get creative and add chorizo, jalapenos, black beans, scallions, cilantro, or lime zest.




So, what’s the only question you need to answer on National Queso Day?  Which do you prefer, yellow cheese or white cheese?  I don’t like to play favorites, so I’ll take both!



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