National Queso Day is dedicated to queso cheese sauce and celebrated on September 20th. This sauce will add the necessary spice to your dishes.
Queso sauce is believed to have originated in Mexico. If you visit restaurants and cafes in this country today, you are unlikely to find something like this, but in the US, this cheese sauce is very popular.
It is believed the Mexican dish that gave impetus to the emergence of queso sauce is chiles verdes con queso. Simply put, crushed chili peppers were mixed with melted cheese and consumed as such. However, in Mexican culture, this recipe focused specifically on peppers, and not on cheese.
American cooking has refined this recipe and today ‘queso’ is a full-fledged cheese sauce. Its chili-flavored cream cheese variation is used in many Tex-Mex dishes. Pairs well with tortilla chips.
- The word ‘queso’ is Spanish for cheese.
- You can even find vegetarian versions of this sauce on the Internet: the recipe uses cashew nuts, which taste very close to processed cheese.
How to take part
Taste the best Mexican dishes accompanied by a spicy cheese sauce on National Queso Day. You can visit the best Mexican restaurants with your friends or family. Queso can also be consumed as a separate dish. It goes especially well with a chilled Margarita cocktail.
If you wish, you can make ‘queso’ yourself. There is nothing difficult in this. Even a person who has never cooked before will cope. All recipes can be easily found online.
When is National Queso Day in 2023?
National Queso Day is observed on September 20 each year.