- Chipotle just launched a brand new queso made with two types of cheese and three types of pepper.
- The Queso Blanco features two types of aged cheeses and incorporates Serrano, Poblano and Chipotle peppers.
- Queso Blanco is currently available at 52 Chipotle restaurants in San Diego, Dallas, and Detroit.
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After their original queso launch flopped, Chipotle is releasing a brand new queso made with two types of cheese and three types of pepper.
The Queso Blanco features two types of aged cheeses and incorporates Serrano, Poblano and Chipotle peppers.
The queso is described as having a “perfectly smooth texture and bold cheese flavour with a mild spicy heat and a smoky finish,” according to a statement sent to INSIDER.
Queso Blanco is currently available at 52 Chipotle restaurants in San Diego, Dallas, and Detroit. The new menu item is being tested through the chain’s new “stage-gate process,” where the company listens to customer feedback before deciding whether the product will launch at a national level.
“Making delicious queso with real ingredients and no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives is a tough project to take on,” chef Nevielle Panthaky, vice president of culinary at Chipotle, said in a statement sent to INSIDER. “We are proud to have created a delicious recipe for Queso Blanco that uses only high quality, real ingredients that you can pronounce and find in your own kitchens at home.”
Some social media users are apprehensive about the new product, citing a distaste for the chain’s last cheesy attempt at the sauce.
Hopefully this white queso turns out better than the first queso debut that was straight trash ????
— Alanna Woolridge (@AlannaWoolridge) August 9, 2019
But those who have tried the new Queso Blanco seem to enjoy it.
Hot take: the new queso blanco at @ChipotleTweets is really good
— William Meier (@williameier) July 31, 2019
Attention. Public Service Announcement. @ChipotleTweets has Queso Blanco and the game has changed. ????
— Eichel G. Davis (@EichelGDavis) July 30, 2019
The new Queso Blanco is Chipotle’s latest offering on its comeback tour as it continues to try and bounce back from a slew of past food poisoning scandals that sent stocks plummeting.
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