Growing up, one of our favorite snack treats was cheese melted in a tortilla. Nothing else. Just plain cheese from the block sliced and slipped into a tortilla and heated right on the gas range.
Nowadays one of my favorite ways to eat cheese is as Queso Fundido. The first time I had this oh so scrumptious treat was when I was out with a couple of friends for happy hour. We had this sizzling cheese right out of the oven delivered to us and we gobbled that dish up! Ever since then I’ve been making it at home and it is one of my favorite appetizers.
You can have it with either chips or tortillas but I like it best slathered on a warm tortilla then rolled up. Now I’m hungry for another bite.
When I joined the Auténtico Cheese Society and received my free cheese coupon, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. In fact, I used two different flavors of Cacique cheese to make this dish.
You too can join the Auténtico Cheese Society and the first 20,000 members who sign up will receive a welcome package with $5 in coupons. Every month, 125 members will be randomly selected to win a free cheese coupon so who knows what else you can try and make with their different variety of cheeses. You will also receive monthly members-only newsletter which highlights product attributes, usage ideas and recipes for the Cheese of the Month. It’s simple to sign up! Plus, it’s free and you get goodies! Cacique is celebrating 40 years of being the number one brand of Hispanic cheeses, chorizos and cream so you know they are good!
1 c Cacique Quesadilla Cheese, shredded
1 c Ranchero Queso Fresco Cheese, shredded
1 link Pork Chorizo
1 tsp olive oil
Flour tortillas or Tortilla chips
Pam cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray two oven safe small baking dishes with Pam cooking spray.
In a medium sauté pan, heat olive oil. Add chorizo to pan and crumble. Cook for 5-7 minutes until done.
Divide Queso Fresco among both baking dishes. Add about 1/4 of chorizo to each dish. Finish by topping both dishes with Quesadilla cheese.
Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until melted. Remove from oven and top with remaining chorizo.
Serve warm on tortillas or with chips.