Homemade Queso


  • Queso
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 2 cups half-and-half
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 (5.2 ounce) creamy cracked pepper cheese
    • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
    • ½ cup pepper jack cheese (shredded)
    • 2 tablespoons hot sauce or to taste
  • For Serving
    • Tortilla chips
    • Tomatoes (chopped)
    • Cilantro (chopped)
    • Pickled jalapeños


Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in the half-and-half, stirring frequently until thick, about 5 minutes.

Stir in black pepper cheese, keep stirring until melted. Add shredded cheeses and stir until melted. Add hot sauce and check for seasoning.

Keep on very low heat until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and pickled jalapeños.

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