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Apr 19, 2009 01:47 PM

Looking for nasty liquid pumpable cheese

Like you get on a chili dog at a dive or on 7-11 nachos. What do I look for at the grocery store?

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  1. The grease on the floor?

    Why don't you try a nice cheese instead? An aged cheddar or even a gouda would be so much tastier and a tad more healthy.

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    1. re: alwayscooking

      I usually use real cheese, for sure. Sometimes, I just get in the mood for the gross stuff though, and would like to know what it's really called or where to get it.

      1. re: ratbuddy

        Sorry litchick - I may admit to some things but nothing named cheese-like product - I respect cheese and my body much too much. Ratbuddy - google ' melt velveeta' and you'll find a bunch of recipes that are probably just what you want.

      2. re: alwayscooking

        C'mon alwayscooking, even the chowiest hounds like to go slumming now and again -- plenty of threads attests to this. Cut the rat some slack.

        ratbuddy: my bet is that it's just called "nacho cheese" -- the only nacho-like element being its liquid-y consistency (it certainly has nothing to do with any Mexican flavors). As for leads on places to buy it, probably anywhere that has a Sysco-type vibe: restaurant supply stores, Sam's Club, BJ's, maybe Costco. Walmart perhaps?

        Or you could bring a take-out container to 7-11 (or the movie theatre, ballpark, etc) and see if they'll indulge you.

        Good luck!

        1. re: litchick

          Made me think of a favorite bad joke - What do you call cheese that belongs to someone else.

          1. re: corneygirl

            My 6 year old grandson pulled that one on me before I had seen the commercial.

      3. I have seen this vile stuff at Smart n final, cash n carry. Depends on where you live.

        1. Never steer a man with the Munchies to the aisle with the Gorgonzola.

          The food industry provides a wide range of emulsified cheese sauces. While they have still not gained approval by either the American Heart or Diabetes Associations, they are available at the retail grocery level.

          Examples include:

          - the Deluxe Mac and cheese by Kraft has a foil packet of pourable sauce.

          - in the chips aisle, there will be glass jarred quesos next to the tortillas. These are great for restrained sessions where you can actually refrigerate unused portions for later consumption.

          - the canned soup aisle will often have things labeled "cheese sauce", in both 15 and 28 ounce cans.

          - in the aisle with the #10 cans and gallon jars, you'll find cheese sauce. If you are munchied enough to purchase a #10 can, then you will probably want a friend's help at home, to remind you that you cannot microwave the unopened can.

          - your local 7-11 type convenience store could sell you a 5 pound bladder of the stuff that issues forth from the steel nacho pump

          - if planning ahead, for the big one, here's the Holy Grail of the range of bladderpacked cheese sauces:

          Enjoy the quest, Don Quesote.

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          1. re: FoodFuser

            That might be the awesome-est link I've ever clicked on. My hat is off to you.

          2. Cheez Whiz is what you're looking for. Just go into the chip aisle; there's a mess of options. But Cheez Whiz is what you're looking for.

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            1. re: small h

              Or look for Tostito's Queso dip-mild version. Orangey, gloppy deliciousness. adam

                1. re: adamshoe

                  I do like the salsa con queso they sell, but was looking for something similar except without the peppers/salsa material. I looked at cheez whiz but the fat content, even on the 'lite' version is just way too high. The queso in the chip aisle is surprisingly low in fat, and is ALMOST what I'm looking for..

                2. re: small h

                  Sometimes Cheez Whiz is not in the chip aisle. You should be able to ask for it. It's a Kraft product. I only bought it once when trying to recreate something from an 80s TV Guide.

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