This Queso Fundido dip is gooey, melty and delicious. Crumbled goat cheese takes this easy-to-make dip to the next level!
What could be better than a warm pool of cheese? Not a lot of things come to mind! Wait! Let me think…. nope! I got nothing!
This month is my momma’s birthday! Seems to me that since it’s right after the holidays she always gets the short end of the birthday celebration stick (I mean didn’t we just give you presents and celebrated the holidays for like 2 weeks straight??)
So this year I decided that instead of having a birthday “day”, we would celebrate her all month! After all, she is pretty amazing and we love hanging out with her.
We started the birthday month extravaganza with a casual get together. The star of the party (besides my mom) was warm and gooey Queso Fundido Dip. My mom loves cheese to the point she is kind of a cheese expert. There’s no way I was just going to melt one type of cheese and call it a day. This dip needed to be special, rich and decadent!
The addition of goat cheese took this dip to unbelievably delicious status! Instead of buying crumbled goat cheese (which sometimes seems like a bit of a dry afterthought), I bought a log and crumbled it myself, adding small and big chunks to the melted Monterey Jack cheese and giving it a quick stir made all the difference. Every bite seemed to have a different surprise, little goat cheese flavor, bold goat cheese flavor, some areas were creamier than others…. just amazing!
So after I pulled the Queso Fundido Dip out of the oven, I told my mom “look what I made for you!!!” She was quick to grab a chip but of course I shouted “wait!!! Can we take a photo for the blog?” “Of course” she said!
After a couple of shots, she was once again ready to dig in! “Mom! – I said, “could you please try to dip a chip so I can take a photo?” “But wait!! – don’t eat it yet! We need a second photo!”….. She was my hand model for the day! Of course after I said, “I think I have enough. Let’s eat!” The entire family was all over the dip like vultures! (that includes me).
- I’m providing instruction for baking and broiling the dip. Choose whichever method that makes you feel most comfortable. If you use the broiler, keep an eye on the dip as it broils. It gets golden brown pretty fast!
- After you add the goat cheese, do not over mix. One very quick gentle stir is all you need.
- I used chopped roasted mild canned jalapenos. I chose mild because my mom and my littlest are not big fans of burn-in-your-mouth chile heat.