queso fundido

Pronunciation: [KAY-soh fuhn-DEE-doh]

Spanish for "melted cheese," queso fundido is a south-of-the-border rendition of fondue. The base is usually jack cheese, and additions may include chopped chorizo or beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic and jalapeños. Queso fundido is usually served as an appetizer, accompanied by tortilla chips for dipping. See also fonduta.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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