Why not sandwich your gourmet Super Bowl nachos cheese in a pizza shell?
In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl (Go Packers!), I asked GrilledShane Facebook fans, “Does anyone have any ideas as to what a Super Bowl grilled cheese would look like?” Thankfully, everyone came through and made great suggestions. Unfortunately, I had to discount a few right away simply because I keep Kosher (thus no pigs in a blanket and Wisconsin brats). The suggestions of nacho cheese, jalapenos, and nacho/tortilla chips are ones that truly piqued my interest. I did not want to use the cheap processed version of nacho cheese that you would normally get at a football game so I decided to make my own gourmet version of nacho cheese…
Ingredients for nachos and cheese grilled cheese
Homemade Jalapeno Nacho Cheese
Yellow Corn Round Tortilla Chips
How to make nacho cheese (Middlefield sharp cheddar and Dubliner cheese)
What is nacho cheese? What is in that cheese that you eat at sporting events/concerts and pay way too much for? Do I even really want to know? I can only assume it is processed garbage that at the time tastes great but in actuality is far from real. I have decided not to Google this question as I am not sure I want to know. Ignorance is bliss, right?
Since I did not actually know what is in generic nacho cheese, I took a best guess at making my own version. It turned out much better than expected.
For some reason, when I think nacho cheese, I think cheddar. Since I like purchasing local, I chose a sharp cheddar from Middlefield. I was thinking that I would stick with just one cheese but that seemed boring and not at all gourmet. That is when I decided to also include…
The Kerrygold Dubliner was sitting near the Cheddar and it was calling my name. I had an orange cheese, so I thought why not go ahead and mix in a little bit of a white cheese. Why not this particular white cheese? I have already used Dubliner in an Asparagus & Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette Grilled Cheese and it was fantastic. I imagined that it could only enhance the gourmet nacho cheese.
(See next page for how to build the sandwich)