RE: How to make cheese dip?
1 cup monterey jack cheese or asadero cheese or chihuahua cheese, shredded fine
4 ounces green chilies
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons onions, chopped fine
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 serrano pepper, chopped fine (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine (optional)
1. Put all ingredients in a double boiler and heat on medium.
2. Cook until melted and well blended, stirring occasionally.
3. Serve with fresh tostadas or hot flour tortillas.
I found this recipe on another website and one of the posted messages claimed that if the "specialty" cheeses are not available, that white American cheese can be substituted. (A friend in high school worked in the kitchen of the local Mexican restaurant, and said that they used American cheese for almost EVERYTHING!) It does have a nice melting quality.