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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5 thoughts on “Should Fondue be Considered Nacho Cheese?”

  1. Three words: Best Post Evah! I couldn’t agree with you more. While I’ve been known to occasionally enjoy a good fondue, I would never give it the privilege of being referred to as nacho cheese. That would be simply blasphemous.

  2. I totally agree. Not the same. It’s like the difference between yogurt and milk.

  3. what is so aristocratic about sitting around a fire in the swiss alps and eating melted cheese with a bunch of guys who haven’t showered in as long as you have? At least the nacho story starts in a restaurant. Nachos would probably get cold too fast in the swiss alps, plus Europeans don’t really get down on corn like us norte americanos. Definitly not the same thing, but distant cousins for sure.

  4. I’m going to sum up my thoughts with a little analogy for ya:
    Fondue:Nacho Cheese::British:American

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