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National Queso Day

Celebrate National Queso Day with your favorite cheesy dip! Grab a bag of chips, invite some friends and dig in to enjoy the yummy goodness.
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September 20
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Get ready to celebrate National Queso Day on September 20th and add a cheesy twist to your day! This beloved Mexican dish is thought to have originated in the 16th century, but it has been around far longer than that. Whether you prefer it mild or spicy, queso is one of those dishes that everyone can agree on - just grab some chips and get dipping!

History of National Queso Day

National Queso Day Dates

National Queso Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Queso Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Queso is thought to have originated in Mexico in the 16th century as a blended, melted cheese dish.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Queso Enters United States</div><div class='timeline-text'>Queso slowly makes its way to the United States through Tex-Mex cuisine, becoming popular in the Southwestern regions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chili's Queso Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Restaurant franchise Chili's introduces its version of queso known as Chili Con Queso topping, earning popularity across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Queso's Mainstream Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The early 2000s saw queso become a staple in Tex-Mex cuisine across all of America, found in restaurants and supermarkets alike.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chipotle Introduces Queso</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fast food chain Chipotle adds queso to its menu nationwide due to popular demand, marking a significant moment in the dish's history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Queso Day Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Queso Day becomes widely acknowledged, celebrating the beloved cheesy dish on September 20th every year.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Queso Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create unique queso dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Queso can be used in a variety of dishes from tacos to nachos. Get creative and try out some new recipes to celebrate National Queso Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a queso party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a queso themed party. Serve up all kinds of queso dishes, from plain queso dip to loaded baked potato nachos.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make homemade queso</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try making your own queso with a variety of different cheeses, spices, and ingredients. Experiment with different flavors and create the perfect queso recipe.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Mexican restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go out and celebrate by visiting your favorite Mexican restaurant and having some delicious queso! You can even order some takeout if you don't feel like going out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat queso for breakfast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Who said you can't have queso for breakfast? Start off your day with some cheesy goodness by making yourself an omelette filled with melted cheese and served with a side of chips and guacamole.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Queso Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Queso is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What's not to love about melty, creamy queso dip? It's the perfect party food and can be served with any number of things - chips, pretzels, crackers, veggies...the list goes on. Plus, you can spruce it up by adding ingredients like beef, beans or chiles for added flavor!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Queso is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making queso doesn't have to be intimidating. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily whip up a batch of delicious queso in no time flat. So if you're looking for something tasty to bring to the next potluck, look no further than your trusty queso recipe!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Queso is versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Queso isn't just limited to being served as dip - you can use it in recipes like nachos, tacos and burritos. Plus, it's great for topping dishes like macaroni and cheese or chili to give them an extra cheesy kick of deliciousness!</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts to Cheese Up National Queso Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Queso literally translates to "Cheese" in Spanish</h3><p class='facts-content'>The star ingredient of this dish is right in the name. Queso, the Spanish word for cheese, is melted down and mixed with various other ingredients to create the dish we know and love.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Queso Fundido is another type of cheesy Mexican dish</h3><p class='facts-content'>Also known as 'molten cheese', Queso Fundido is a traditional Mexican dish where the cheese is typically topped with chorizo and served with tortillas, different from the Queso we know as a creamy dip.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Queso can be made with a variety of cheeses</h3><p class='facts-content'>While processed cheese like Velveeta is popularly used due to its smooth melt, many other cheeses can be used to make queso including Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Asadero.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Queso Blanco is a type of Queso made with white cheese</h3><p class='facts-content'>A popular spinoff, Queso Blanco is made using white American cheese or white sharp cheddar. It offers a milder, creamy flavor and is a favorite for those who prefer less spice.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Queso was first commercialized in the United States by a Texas Company</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ro-Tel, a Texas company, was among the first to sell canned queso in the United States. They introduced it as a concoction of their diced tomatoes and green chilies mixed with processed cheese.</p></div></div>

National Queso Day FAQs

When is National Queso Day?

National Queso Day is celebrated on September 20 every year. In 2024 National Queso Day will occur on a Friday.

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