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We Tried Chipotle’s New Queso. Here’s What We Thought

We Tried Chipotle’s New Queso. Here’s What We Thought

It’ll probably be coming to a location near you within a month

The product was released July 10 at one New York location.

Chipotle released its newest menu item on July 10, its play on traditional Tex-Mex queso. The Daily Meal’s offices happen to not be too far away from this experimental lab, however, so we dropped by and sampled the goods in order to see exactly how excited you should be.

We picked up a small container of the stuff, which will be exclusively available in the test kitchen for about a month before going national if all goes to plan, according to USA Today. A small container sells for $2.05 without chips and $3.45 with them; larger containers are selling for $5.25 and come with chips.

Because of Chipotle’s commitment to using natural ingredients, it doesn’t have that Velveeta-like, gooey texture you may be used to, but we still found it to be pretty good. The flavor is primarily that of sharp Cheddar, with a slight bite from jalapenos and Mexican spices. According to Quartz, it also contains roasted tomatillos, tomatoes, cumin, oregano, and other chiles, and we have a feeling that some starch – possibly potato—has also been added. No complaints in the flavor department.


From a textural standpoint, however, it’s slightly gritty and mealy, a side effect of only using all-natural ingredients. On a burrito ($1.25 extra) this might work just fine, but on its own it wasn’t ideal; most of us are used to “cheese sauce” having that processed cheese consistency, so we imagine not everyone will be pleased (in fact, one of the hallmarks of true Mex-Mex queso is the use of processed cheese). The texture was especially lacking once the queso began to cool; it started to resemble greasy library paste.

All in all, though, it’s definitely not an inferior product, and we’re sure that the Chipotle team put tons of work into making this as good as it can be. The flavor’s there, but whether the general public will accept the mealy texture is anyone’s guess. Until it arrives at a location near you, catch up with our 13 things you didn’t know about Chipotle Mexican Grill.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.


Chipotle Is Testing A Queso Blanco That'll Totally Upgrade Your Burrito

In the realm of chip dips, it goes without saying that guacamole will forever be my number one. Queso, however, comes in at a close second, and the rumors that a new version of the cheesy dip might come to Chipotle have finally been confirmed by the fast-casual chain, at long last. Yes, you heard it here, folks — if you’re dying for a taste of the cheesy test item, here’s where to get Chipotle’s Queso Blanco.

There’s no denying that Chipotle slays the dip game (I mean, really — have you tried its salsa verde?). And despite the fact the chain only delved into the world of queso about two years ago, its new Queso Blanco sounds absolutely amazing. According to a press release, it features two different types of aged cheeses: Monterey Jack and white cheddar, which are both combined with a mildly spicy blend of serrano, poblano, and chipotle peppers. It’s smooth and creamy, with notes of delectable smokiness. The brand recommends trying it atop a bowl of chips or as a side to any burrito. While it sounds pretty life-changing, unfortunately, it isn’t widely available yet.

Like I said, the availability of Chipotle’s Queso Blanco is pretty limited, as of right now, since it's merely a test item. According to the press release, it’s available for a limited time in a total of 52 restaurants throughout Dallas, Texas Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California. So, you might find yourself longing for Queso Blanco a little longer than you might like if you're not in one of the test cities.

However, if Chipotle's white queso is all you want in life, it sounds like it could likely spread to menus nationwide. According to the press release, it’s being tested through Chipotle’s “stage-gate process” to let the chain simultaneously test products and listen to feedback prior to launching nationally. And luckily, it seems as though customer feedback has been positive thus far. Check out the tweets below, to see what fans have been saying about it.