What is the best movie theater nacho cheese?

ricos nacho cheese cupsOf course, “best” is a totally subjective word but when it comes to the ultimate ballpark nacho cheese sauce around, only ONE name comes to mind.  Ricos nacho cheese cups

According to the Ricos website, they even go so far to call out this delicious nacho cheese as “theater-style.” I couldn’t agree more.  It comes in a pack of four individual packaged containers, so basically it’s a four-use deal.  It’s good stuff, has a hint of spice to it, just like the movie theaters and ball parks.

Check it out on Amazon, thankfully for the entire world it seems Amazon sells it.  I found it at the local grocery.  If you try it, come back and let us know what you think…Is it the best movie / ballpark nacho cheese out there?  According to us…Yes, yes it is.

Find Ricos nacho cheese on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2M8cX7D


Pregnant Women Crave Nachos

What is the #1 food item is that women crave while pregnant?

You guessed it, nachos!  According to these 40 Interesting Facts, it’s true, pregnant women crave nachos more than anything else.

Pregnant nacho lovers:

These nacho sauces taste great and they’re available on Amazon:



The Official ILoveNachoCheese.com Recipe

We’ve posted various recipes. We’ve conducted taste tests. We’ve delivered the very best nacho cheese related news anywhere on the Internet. Now, we’re going to contribute something truly original to the nacho cheese community – An official recipe. A couple weekends were spent in the kitchen creating literally dozens of different nacho cheese sauce variations. We experimented with ingredients and tweaked quantities until we came up with something we were proud to share. In the end, we settled on this original recipe and hope you like it as much as we do. After all, we created it for you! So give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Two MIT Students, Cheese, and a Dream

Story suggestion by: Mitch S. Email us a story.

FountainA reader recently sent in this picture and suggested we write a story about it. Not content with simply commenting on a photo, we were compelled to venture to the source. We wanted to find the person responsible for such a glorious handcrafted piece of cheesy machinery. Our search lead us to Chris Vogt and Schuyler Senft-Grupp – two Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering alums from MIT. Chris gives Schuyler credit for coming up with the idea after watching the movie Talladega Nights and recounts that, after it was suggested, they were both “on a mission from the Nacho Gods” to create “the beast.”

The next four hours were spent at Home Depot looking for supplies. 4 gallons of water, 6 feet of copper tube, 1 plumbers torch, 4 hose clamps, 4 plastic bowls, 1 aluminum water heater drip pan, 1 emergency drill pump, 1 power drill, various PVC bits, some string, 2 heating plates, a wooden spoon, several bags of chips, and 6 gallons of cheese later, they were ready to begin. If you think this is beginning to sound like a MasterCard commercial, you’re absolutely right. Because after 6 hours over 3 days, what these two visionaries created was “priceless.”

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Recipe: “In a Pinch” Nacho Cheese with Kraft Singles

From time to time I find myself in a situation where I crave the melted goodness that is nacho cheese, but my supplies are totally dry and the grocery store is closed or I’ve had one too many to drive.

When faced with utterly desperate moments like this, I often turn to the recipe below which we’ve dubbed, “In a Pinch Nacho Cheese with Kraft singles.”

This recipe is based on some simple ingredients found in most homes.

BTW, if you want to try a classic movie theater nacho cheese, try Rico’s nacho cheese (available at Amazon)

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This Nacho Cheese Lover Needs Our Help!

Nachobizness1FYI, as I read this article today, I must say it made me want to fly out to Florida to meet this guy, help him, and then eat some nachos….

A nacho business on wheels, called “Nacho Bizness”, apparently has had mechanical problems with their nacho truck, preventing them from delivering much needed nachos to their customers.

Read the details here:


Like I said…I’m hungry enough to want to fly out to Florida and try this truck out.  Anyone eaten at this truck?


Thieves Steal Truck…But they Left the Nacho Cheese…?

Nacho-cheese-theft It seems crazy to me, with the economy so far down in the tank, that modern day thieves would steal a tractor trailer but leave the invaluable nacho cheese stowed inside.

That's exactly what happened in San Antonio.

Read the full news story here: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/07/31/Semis-carrying-turkey-and-cheese-stolen/UPI-20551312153196/?spt=hs&or=on

I know, how could they take electronics but leave the nacho cheese?  Didn't they realize that they'd probably want all that cheese to enjoy while watching the brand new TV's they'd just stolen?

Dumb criminals.


BBQ grill plate for nachos or fajitas

BBQ grill plateI received this BBQ grill plate as a gift (note: mine was a Williams Sonoma version now discontinued) and I finally got around to using it.  This grill plate works best on the BBQ and it can be used for anything you want to keep hot (ie fajitas, nachos, etc).

Here’s the link to the grill plate on Amazon.

Long story short, the nachos turned out great.  The photo is coming soon.

[UPDATED Sept-2012]

I’ve used this a few times now and I’d still recommend it.  While it’s certainly good at making nachos, it’s also good at cooking/serving sizzling fajitas.  Warning:  just be careful — the grill plate gets (and stays) very hot.

Nacho Cheese as a Scare Tactic?

NachowatchI’m a big fan of reading police logs in newspapers.  Why?  It’s intriguing for some reason to know what the criminal world is up to.  Plus, I always end up finding some random act of criminal behavior that completely baffles me.

The city of Redding, California recently had a run in with nacho cheese in their police logs.

From the Redding News:

The words, "I’m sitting in the grass," were written backward in nacho cheese on the window of a residence in the 1600 block of Pleasant Street.

Since when has nacho cheese been a scare tactic?   After reading this police log, I’m left with a question.  What’s more scary…a vandal writing on a window or a vandal writing on a window using NACHO CHEESE!

Nacho Cheese Test Lab #2

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TestlabIf you’re like us, you’ve spent countless nights laying awake thinking about if there are other applications nacho cheese is suitable for aside from consumption. It was that singular introspection that innitiated us to create a test lab specifically focused on answering these questions. Our first test explored the question: Can nacho cheese be used to hold a picture frame?

Up next… Some believe that eating a bit of cheddar at the end of a meal helps protect teeth by stimulating the production of cleansing saliva and help harden teeth because of the calcium. We’ve taken that theory to the next level: Can nacho cheese be used as a toothpaste and mouthwash?

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How Many Nachos Would It Take To…

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Have you ever wondered how many orders of Taco Bell nachos it would take to fulfill your daily recommended amount of Vitamin C? Well we have, and thanks to the Taco Bell Nutrition Calculator over at www.yum.com, we have your answer.

What do you think it is?

Click here to find out.


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Only a True Nacho Cheese Lover Would Go This Far

Story suggestion by: Mitch S.  Email us a story.

You may be surprised to learn that I’m not the owner of this license plate, nor are any of the other authors here at ILoveNachoCheese.com. 

In fact, no one in California has snatched up this gem of a plate!  When I visited the Department of Motor Vehicles site in California, I was shocked to find that to this date, no nacho lover out there has purchased this personalized license plate.

Now that you all know, will someone grab it up before I do?  Whether I get it or not, this is possibly the BEST personalized plate I’ve ever seen (if you’ve seen one cooler, let us know)

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Should Fondue be Considered Nacho Cheese?

FondueI’m going to pose a question that has come up during some casual conversations with friends of mine.

Can fondue be considered nacho cheese? 

I argue no and here’s why…

To me, nacho cheese in its simplest form is not an elegant food that the "aristocrats" of society would proclaim to enjoy.  Fondue is the opposite.  Going further, the history of nachos dates back to 1943.  You can read the full story here, but to make a long story short, it wasn’t until 1977 when nachos were brought to Arlington Stadium in Texas that the popularity of nacho cheese exploded.  Can you see people eating fondue at a ball-game?  Heck no!

My point is this…Fondue is not nacho cheese, it’s melted "wannabe" nacho cheese at best.

Post your comments, do you agree with me or disagree?

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