There is more sportsing going on this weekend, I’m pretty sure. And then there is the Superbowl on the horizon. Perfect excuse to fine-tune your queso skills and score your own points with friends who will love you for the sake of cheese. And being together of course. But with cheese.
I was challenged today that instead of To Do lists for the New Year, we should be making To Be lists. Well, if it were possible, my list would go like this: To Be: 1) Cheese. I imagine if this were true, self-love would be so much easier. Because I LOVE cheese.
Three Cheese Queso Dip
Adapted from Food and Wine
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup skim milk
1 3/4 pounds white American cheese, sliced 1/3 inch thick and diced
1 cup coarsely shredded Manchego cheese (3 1/2 ounces)
1 cup coarsely shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (3 1/2 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
Fresh salsa, for serving
- In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream and milk and bring just to a simmer. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Add the three cheeses and heat, whisking occasionally, until completely melted, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic powder and gradually whisk in the buttermilk; heat until thoroughly incorporated and the queso is very smooth, about 5 minutes. Keep warm over very low heat and serve with tortilla chips, cilantro and fresh salsa.
Enjoy, and happy sportsing.