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Cheese or cheese sauce on nachos?

Alright a drunken argument with some friends last night is prompting this topic: does everyone prefer melted cheese or cheese sauce on their nachos?

I am FIRMLY in the cheese sauce camp, every single attempt I can recall of nachos with real melted cheese on them has been horrendous. The cheese cools and congeals almost as quickly as it takes to bring them to the table, firmly cementing the top layer of chips together, while all those poor sad lonely chips underneath are naked and cheeseless. It's the same with cheesy fries at a lot of places - when they bring out that mass of fries glued together with room temperature cheddar I die a little inside.

So what's the word from the SE community? Cheese or cheese sauce?

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