Chipotle restaurants in Phoenix to start selling queso on Tuesday, Sept. 12

Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 18:47:19-04

Queso has arrived in Phoenix.

Chipotle revealed that restaurants around the Valley will officially begin serving queso on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Customers had reportedly tried to get Chipotle to add queso to its menu for years, but the restaurant had trouble finding a recipe that did not include "industrial additives," said founder Steve Ells in a news release.

Chipotle's queso includes aged cheddar cheese, tomatillos, tomatoes and peppers. Because it does not have additives, the taste may vary between locations depending on the cheese's characteristics, he said.

The queso can be added to an entree, such as a burrito or bowl, or ordered as a side, much like Chipotle's guacamole. Pricing will depend on where you live, but should start at $1.25.

A large side order will cost $5.25.

In July, Chipotle confirmed that it was testing queso at restaurants in California and Colorado and the cheesy news went practically viral.