Chipotle now has queso, and the reviews are in

Posted at 9:45 PM, Sep 12, 2017

Chipotle introduced its queso cheese sauce to the nation on Tuesday after years of customers asking Chipotle to have the product. Although there was a lot of pomp and circumstance among Chipotle fans about adding queso, it appears Chipotle's queso was not a hit. 

Chipotle had said for years that it could not offer queso while meeting its food standards. But last week, after testing queso at a local level, Chipotle said that Tuesday would be the first day queso would be available nationwide. 

It appears based on social media comments that Chipotle's queso was a disappointment. 


While most reviews were patently negative, some said the queso sauce was good, but had an odd texture. Others found the queso as too expensive. 


“Although queso was the number one requested menu item, we never added it to our menu before now because we wouldn’t use the industrial additives used in most quesos,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and CEO at Chipotle. “Additives make typical queso very consistent and predictable, but are not at all in keeping with our food culture. Our queso may vary slightly depending on the characteristics of the aged cheddar cheese used in each batch, but using only real ingredients is what makes our food so delicious.”