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Chile Con Queso

This dip can be prepared up to 4 days in advance.
Reheat gently over medium-low flame, stirring constantly. Serve piping hot.

This dish is best enjoyed with our Estate Bottled Riesling


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz./1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup sliced scallion for garnish
  • Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • Cooked Bacon, crumbled
  • Tortilla Chips


  1. In a large saucepan or stockpot, melt the butter over medium flame. Add the onion. Sauté until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic to the pot and sauté an additional minute or so.
  3. Sprinkle with the flour, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper whisking well to combine. Cook over a low flame for about 1 minute.
  4. Whisking constantly, gradually pour in the milk. Continue whisking over medium flame until the sauce is thickened. Add the peppers and cook 2-3 minutes.
  5. Lower the flame and slowly stir in the cheese, a handful at a time, incorporating well after each addition.
  6. Add the cilantro, lime juice and scallions stirring well to combine.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with blue cheese and bacon.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips and your favorite Fielding Wine.