Dirty Cheese Dip

You know that dirty cheese dip that’s warm and gooey and absolutely perfect with tortilla chips? That nacho cheese sauce that you don’t want to love but you can’t help it – even though it’s so full of preservatives that it’s actually sold in the chips aisle at the grocery store because it doesn’t require refrigeration. Yup that one! Don’t worry we have a solution to satisfy that gooey cheesy craving. We made our own Dirty Cheese Dip, and we serve it in a fondue pot to keep it warm and melted for parties!

Dirty Cheese Dip

Dirty Cheese Dip


Dirty Cheese Dip

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  • Yield: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Snack


  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2-3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups 3.25% milk (maybe more)
  • 226 g cheddar cheese, cubed (we used marbled cheddar)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat, and add 2 tbsp of flour. Whisk until a roux is formed. If necessary, add an extra 1 tbsp of flour if a paste like consistency is not formed
  2. Add the milk to the pot, whisking the roux into the milk and scraping the bottom of the pot. Once the milk has come to a boil, lower the heat, simmer, and allow the sauce to thicken slightly
  3. Add the cheddar cheese and stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Add more milk if you need to thin the sauce
  4. Add cayenne pepper and salt; taste and adjust
  5. Serve piping hot with tortilla chips, we like to serve it in a fondue pot so that it stays warm, perfect for constant dipping during parties
  6. NOTE: Do not use pre shredded cheese, cheese that is already shredded is not as sharp and flavourful. For an even sharper cheese sauce use half marble cheese and half sharp cheddar

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  1. Salsa | Montreal Food Divas March 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply

    […] we serve this salsa in a Mexican trifecta with guacamole, click HERE for our recipe, and our queso dip, which we affectionately call our Dirty Cheese Dip; you can get that recipe by clicking […]

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