Nacho cheese sauce is one of the most popular Mexican sauces that make food tempting and appealing. They adds flavor to the food and makes them tasty. Nacho Cheese is basically a flavorful mixture of melted cheese, which is combined with light spices, chopped chili peppers, etc. Usually the sauce is poured over tortilla chips and served. Nacho cheese sauce is also served as side dip with corn chips, taco chips, and tortilla chips. The sauce was originally created by Ignacio Nacho Anaya in 1943, the recipe consisted of fried corn tortillas covered with melted Cheddar cheese and sliced Jalapeno peppers. Since then the sauce has become widely popular and is used all over the world.
Common ingredients of Nacho Cheese Sauce
Frozen Nacho cheese sauce usually contains a number of ingredients including milk, cheese whey, modified food starch, Canola oil, Cheddar cheese, Maltodextrin, natural flavors, and less than one percent of Jalapeno puree, sea salt and vinegar.
Uses of Nacho Cheese sauce
Nachos with different toppings are served in restaurants and bars as appetizers. Even the barbeque restaurants serve chicken and meat that has different toppings and nacho cheese sauce poured over it. As Nacho Cheese sauce goes with most of the food products, it has found its way in almost all convenience food stores, food joints, and other institutional settings like sports venues, movie theaters, schools, etc. It is used in place of freshly grated cheese.
Different types of cheese sauces
Besides Cheddar Cheese sauce, some other sauces that are usually available in frozen forms are Alfredo sauce, Mornay Sauce, and Gorgonzola sauce. Cheddar cheese is available in many variations. Some are flour thickened and based on a white sauce. Some use eggs and cream. Often cheese sauces are seasoned with wine or beer. Mornay sauce is a French type of cheese sauce and Swiss Fondue is a melted cheese that uses a combination of Emmenthal, raclette, and Gruyere cheese. Cheddar cheese is always aged. Depending on its age, it is classified as mild, medium, sharp, old, and extra old. As the cheese ages, its flavors increase in intensity and it gets its hallmark sharpness. The texture and taste also varies accordingly.
We, at Classic Foods offer ready-to-use cheese sauce made from a blend of cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers & natural cheese flavors. To order, call us at (817) 332- 1071.