Best Nacho Cheese: This Is Nacho Average Nacho Cheese Ranking

The best nacho cheese is creamy, thick, and just a little spicy. It should remind you of your childhood but taste good enough to make you want to consume it as an adult. It’s great as a dip or on nachos (its namesake).

And let me just say this: If you don’t like super-artificial canned cheese products, grow up and get a grip. Not only does nacho cheese have its time and place, nacho cheese is delicious! So, if you’re ready to be honest with yourself and accept the tastiness that is nacho cheese into your life, read this list! This is the best nacho cheese sauce on the market.

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Most Nostalgic

Rico’s Nacho Cheese

Rico’s Nacho Cheese is giving 100% movie theater, little league baseball game, 7-Eleven liquid cheese deliciousness. This nacho cheese is so so so nostalgic. It rides the line between something actually good and something so bad it’s good. I call this perfection. A fancy French chef might think this is disgusting, but I don’t care. I think this made-up pretentious chef is a jerk anyway! Rico’s Nacho Cheese is delicious and definitely one of the best nacho cheeses we tried.

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Best Cheesy

Doritos Spicy Nacho Flavored Dip

This is good. Can you believe it?! We certainly couldn’t. It’s delicious, though. My apologies, Doritos. First of all, this is actually spicy. It has a real kick that was quite unexpected. The cheesy base is creamy and rich. You would send your tastebuds straight to space if you made nachos with this cheese and actual Nacho Cheese Doritos instead of regular tortilla chips. Add some pickled jalapenos and refried beans and you have a truly iconic plate of nachos.

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Best Single Serving

Tostitos Nacho Cheese

To be clear, this is not the same as Tostitos queso (one of the best queso brands out there). This comes in a tiny plastic container and you will typically find it at a gas station. It should, however, be sold at specialty food stores and boutique markets because it’s that good. This is so sensationally flavorful for such a tiny, simple-looking product. It’s also so genius because it’s perfect for a single serving of nachos. Lots of other nacho cheese sauce comes in gigantic cans or jars. You have to make a lot of nachos to make it worth cracking open a 107-ounce can of cheese. Not with this, though! It’s time for a solo date night with myself and a plate of nachos.

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Best of the Best

El Mexicano Nacho Cheese Sauce

El Mexicano Nacho Cheese Sauce is perfect. It’s creamy. It’s buttery. It’s spicy. There are absolutely no notes. I would use this to make nachos or pour it over a chimichanga or just dip my fingers into it and consume alone. This nacho cheese is not just the best nacho cheese on the market, it’s also one of the cheapest. Planning on having a really fun weekend? You can also buy a six-pound can of this stuff. Anybody have a birthday coming up?

Credit: Liv Averett / Walmart




Other Products We Tried:
Juanita’s, Kroger, Great Value

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About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • I need to know which is closest to race track, theatre or gas station nacho cheese!

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