Chipotle testing new cheesy menu item in Detroit – for a limited time

Posted at 12:19 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 12:21:40-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Get your appetite ready for this, Detroiters!

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Tuesday it will test a new Queso Blanco in 52 restaurants across Dallas, San Diego and Detroit – for a limited time only.

The new Queso Blanco uses only real ingredients including aged Monterey Jack cheese, White Cheddar, and Serrano, Poblano, and Chipotle Peppers.

“Making delicious queso with real ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives is a tough project to take on,” said Chef Nevielle Panthaky, Vice President of Culinary at Chipotle. “We listened to our guests and worked tirelessly in our kitchens to make an even better tasting queso. 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.”

This new menu addition is being tested via Chipotle’s new “stage-gate process,” which allows the company to test, learn, listen to customer feedback, and iterate extensively before deciding on a national launch.