White "cheese dip" in Chicago?
I've posted before about how, for good or for ill, Chicago doesn't have the Mexican food that I grew up with in the South. A whole gang of us ex-Southerners are living in the city and constantly searching for one thing: the white "cheese dip" that is a staple at every Mexican restaurant south of Kentucky. I've tried asking for "queso blanco" and it just isn't the same.
When I was home a few weeks ago, I snapped a photo of what I'm looking for. Any ideas where I can get this in the city?
Wow.....I'm a recent transplant to the South (TN) from Chicago and can't believe you're on a quest for that stuff. It's not very good but if it's your definition of comfort food, good luck. I don't believe you'll find it any where in the "north".
Have you tried looking in the dairy section of WalMart? That's one place I always see it down here. There are many brands available. I can report back on my next trip to WalMart, if you'd like. Some are "just add milk" concentrates (for lack of a better word) and others are "heat and eat" tubs.
I can't vouch for any of them. Blech!
As an aside to your question of "where" I can share that most of the Mexican-American places downstate anyway simply use Land o'Lakes WHITE American processed "cheese". Cube it, combine with whole milk to your preferred consistency, and blend in as many chopped jalapenos as you'd like to taste.
I've never understood why it always is made specifically with Land O' Lakes, but that's all I see here.