Field Roast, the company behind Chao Creamery, has kept this product under the radar since its release. But we still managed to find Chao Plant-Based Queso at our local natural food store. It’s a cheesy sauce, meant to be heated and used for dipping, or drizzled on nachos, tacos, burritos, you name it!
Get Your Dairy-Free Nachos Ready for Chao Plant-Based Queso
This dip is sold refrigerated, but it does need to be warmed for dipping and drizzling. Unfortunately, it “sets up” a bit too much when cold. Once heated, it boasts a melty consistency, bright orange hue, relatively mild heat, and is liberally dotted with diced bell peppers for added appeal.
Cantina-Style / Original
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, cornstarch, potato starch, modified potato starch, fermented chao tofu (soybeans, water, salt, sesame oil, calcium sulfate), sea salt, natural flavors, tomato powder, dehydrated green and red bell peppers, cayenne pepper, olive extract (antioxidant used as a preservative), paprika extract (color), beta carotene(color), safflower oil, modified cornstarch, yeast extract, hot sauce (red cayenne peppers, vinegar, salt, dehydrated garlic), red bell pepper, salt. contains: soy
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 70 calories, 7g fat, 170mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*
More Facts on Chao Plant-Based Queso
- Price: $6.99 per 8-ounce tub
- Availability: Chao Plant-Based Queso is sold at Albertsons/Safeway stores, Acme Markets, Giant, and independent natural food stores in the U.S.
- Certifications: Chao Plant-Based Queso is Certified Vegan.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Chao Plant-Based Queso is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, sugar-free, vegan, and vegetarian. It may also work well for some keto diets.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Chao Creamery website at fieldroast.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Zack Review update
I just wanted to leave a better review after finishing the whole bowl of cheese… The taste could use some improvement but it’s honestly the closest thing to cheese I’ve ever tasted, I would just add jalapenos or something but yeah, it’s actually pretty good & I like what they’re doing with this cheese alternative!
Response from Go Dairy Free
Thanks! This has replaced your prior review.
Move over Velveeta
This stuff plays like the cheese of my childhood! I can no longer handle cheese, but this stuff is a happy walk down memory lane. It melts WONDERFULLY and tastes good too! It’s a nasty jiggly glob cold, but melted…. magic (angel trumpets). Nachos, dip, gooey cheese sauce over tacos or burritos? YES! It is exactly like Velveeta. If you want naughty fake milk delights and were born before 2000, you have to get this!
The consistency is like cold gravy. And the flavor is just sour. So disgusting. These reviews have to be fake.
Response from Go Dairy Free
Sorry, we are not affiliated with the company and the reviews are not fake. I have tried this queso though, and you need to heat it as the package states. Do not serve it cold. It was far from sour, so I think yours might have been bad.
It tastes like stadium nacho cheese!