LOS ANGELES - National Nachos Day is November 6th every year. But, it turns out, nobody truly knows what nacho cheese is.
It’s the cheese equivalent of peanut butter in America. We flavor everything we can with it: chips, pretzels, taco shells, and sunflower seeds. But what’s actually in it?
That liquid gold Americans use to drown our carbs, isn’t actually classified by the USDA.
Every company makes its own version with different proportions of different cheeses.
Think of it as a finely-blended cheese scotch aged in metal tins and 15 ounce jars.
Purists might argue that it must be cheddar of origin to pay homage to the first nachos in 1943. Others don’t care and just need. their. cheese.
Recently a junior hockey team, the Halifax Mooseheads, replaced nacho cheese with salsa at its concession stands - leaving fans in an uproar.
And Taco Bell is betting on their menu’s nacho sauce to set up shop in China.
But how is it that, like a science fiction premise, we can eat something even though we don’t know exactly what it is?
Because it’s gooooood.