The Official Recipe

Officialcheese We’ve posted various recipes. We’ve conducted taste tests. We’ve delivered the very best nacho cheese related news anywhere on the Internet. Now, we’re going to contribute something truly original to the nacho cheese community – An official recipe. A couple weekends were spent in the kitchen creating literally dozens of different nacho cheese sauce variations. We experimented with ingredients and tweaked quantities until we came up with something we were proud to share. In the end, we settled on this original recipe and hope you like it as much as we do. After all, we created it for you! So give it a try and let us know what you think. Click here for the recipe.


Two MIT Students, Cheese, and a Dream

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FountainA reader recently sent in this picture and suggested we write a story about it. Not content with simply commenting on a photo, we were compelled to venture to the source. We wanted to find the person responsible for such a glorious handcrafted piece of cheesy machinery. Our search lead us to Chris Vogt and Schuyler Senft-Grupp – two Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering alums from MIT. Chris gives Schuyler credit for coming up with the idea after watching the movie Talladega Nights and recounts that, after it was suggested, they were both “on a mission from the Nacho Gods” to create “the beast.”

The next four hours were spent at Home Depot looking for supplies. 4 gallons of water, 6 feet of copper tube, 1 plumbers torch, 4 hose clamps, 4 plastic bowls, 1 aluminum water heater drip pan, 1 emergency drill pump, 1 power drill, various PVC bits, some string, 2 heating plates, a wooden spoon, several bags of chips, and 6 gallons of cheese later, they were ready to begin. If you think this is beginning to sound like a MasterCard commercial, you’re absolutely right. Because after 6 hours over 3 days, what these two visionaries created was “priceless.”

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This Nacho Cheese Lover Needs Our Help!

Nachobizness1FYI, as I read this article today, I must say it made me want to fly out to Florida to meet this guy, help him, and then eat some nachos….

A nacho business on wheels, called “Nacho Bizness”, apparently has had mechanical problems with their nacho truck, preventing them from delivering much needed nachos to their customers.

Read the details here:

Like I said…I’m hungry enough to want to fly out to Florida and try this truck out.  Anyone eaten at this truck?


Thieves Steal Truck…But they Left the Nacho Cheese…?

Nacho-cheese-theft It seems crazy to me, with the economy so far down in the tank, that modern day thieves would steal a tractor trailer but leave the invaluable nacho cheese stowed inside.

That's exactly what happened in San Antonio.

Read the full news story here:

I know, how could they take electronics but leave the nacho cheese?  Didn't they realize that they'd probably want all that cheese to enjoy while watching the brand new TV's they'd just stolen?

Dumb criminals.


Williams Sonoma – Nachos Grill Plate

I received this BBQ grill plate from WIlliams Sonoma as a gift late last year, and I finally got around to using it.  This grill plate works best on the BBQ and it can be used for anything you want to keep hot (ie fajitas, nachos, etc).

Here’s the link to the grill plate on

Long story short, the nachos turned out great.  The photo is coming soon.

[UPDATED Sept-2012]

I’ve used this a few times now and I’d still recommend it.  While it’s certainly good at making nachos, it’s also good at cooking/serving sizzling fajitas.  Warning:  just be careful — the grill plate gets (and stays) very hot.

Nacho Cheese as a Scare Tactic?

NachowatchI’m a big fan of reading police logs in newspapers.  Why?  It’s intriguing for some reason to know what the criminal world is up to.  Plus, I always end up finding some random act of criminal behavior that completely baffles me.

The city of Redding, California recently had a run in with nacho cheese in their police logs.

From the Redding News:

The words, "I’m sitting in the grass," were written backward in nacho cheese on the window of a residence in the 1600 block of Pleasant Street.

Since when has nacho cheese been a scare tactic?   After reading this police log, I’m left with a question.  What’s more scary…a vandal writing on a window or a vandal writing on a window using NACHO CHEESE!

What Do Pregnant Women Crave?

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What is the #1 food item is that women crave while pregnant?

You guessed it, nachos!  According to these 40 Interesting Facts, it’s true, women crave nachos more than anything else.

But are Nachos safe to eat when you’re pregnant?  Before all you pregnant women decide to raid your local 7-11 and pack your minivan full of pounds of chips and gallons of nacho cheese, you may want to read this warning.

“Women may want to think twice about ordering those nachos the next time they’re out. A new study from Harvard University has found that eating a lot of corn tortillas during pregnancy could be linked to an increased risk of birth defects.”


Nacho Cheese Test Lab #2

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TestlabIf you’re like us, you’ve spent countless nights laying awake thinking about if there are other applications nacho cheese is suitable for aside from consumption. It was that singular introspection that innitiated us to create a test lab specifically focused on answering these questions. Our first test explored the question: Can nacho cheese be used to hold a picture frame?

Up next… Some believe that eating a bit of cheddar at the end of a meal helps protect teeth by stimulating the production of cleansing saliva and help harden teeth because of the calcium. We’ve taken that theory to the next level: Can nacho cheese be used as a toothpaste and mouthwash?


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How Many Nachos Would It Take To…

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Have you ever wondered how many orders of Taco Bell nachos it would take to fulfill your daily recommended amount of Vitamin C? Well we have, and thanks to the Taco Bell Nutrition Calculator over at, we have your answer.

What do you think it is?

Click here to find out.



Only a True Nacho Cheese Lover Would Go This Far

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You may be surprised to learn that I’m not the owner of this license plate, nor are any of the other authors here at 

In fact, no one in California has snatched up this gem of a plate!  When I visited the Department of Motor Vehicles site in California, I was shocked to find that to this date, no nacho lover out there has purchased this personalized license plate.

Now that you all know, will someone grab it up before I do?  Whether I get it or not, this is possibly the BEST personalized plate I’ve ever seen (if you’ve seen one cooler, let us know)

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Should Fondue be Considered Nacho Cheese?

FondueI’m going to pose a question that has come up during some casual conversations with friends of mine.

Can fondue be considered nacho cheese? 

I argue no and here’s why…

To me, nacho cheese in its simplest form is not an elegant food that the "aristocrats" of society would proclaim to enjoy.  Fondue is the opposite.  Going further, the history of nachos dates back to 1943.  You can read the full story here, but to make a long story short, it wasn’t until 1977 when nachos were brought to Arlington Stadium in Texas that the popularity of nacho cheese exploded.  Can you see people eating fondue at a ball-game?  Heck no!

My point is this…Fondue is not nacho cheese, it’s melted "wannabe" nacho cheese at best.

Post your comments, do you agree with me or disagree?

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Join Team ILoveNachoCheese and Fight Disease

FoldingathomeStanford’s Folding@Home project began four years ago to test algorithms designed to show how potential drugs will bind to proteins in the body. Since diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are caused by protein malfunctions, scientists believe the project will reveal what type of drugs could fight these diseases.

Sony just debuted the Folding@Home client for the PLAYSTATION 3, and we’ve just created “Team ILoveNachoCheese” [TEAM# 59160] to help aid the fight. We encourage all our readers with a PS3 to join our team. The nacho cheese loving community must unite!

To join, simply run the client on your PLAYSTATION 3, press the TRIANGLE button to open the options menu. Choose “Identity” and then select “Join an Existing Team.” Last but not least, Input Team# 59160. Voila! You’re done. The PS3 client even allows you to keep track of team statistics and ranks what team members are contributing the most.

Click here to watch a video about the project.