We wanted to put the fun back in queso fundido.
Why This Recipe Works
This stringy, molten cheese dip is popular appetizer fare in Texas. For our version, we used a combination of pepper Jack cheese for its superior meltability and heat and Colby Jack for added flavor. We found that microwaving the cheeses was the easiest way to get a magma-like, gooey dip. Adding water to the cheese helped even out the hot spots in the microwave, steaming the cheese rather than scorching it. Adding just 1 teaspoon of cornstarch gave us extra insurance against the cheese breaking.