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Guacamole Cheese Is Here To Take Nachos To The Next Level

Amy Pilkington 1 May 2019

Guac and I have a strained relationship. I love it when I can make it myself, usually with more garlic than most people deem necessary, but store-bought or restaurant guacamole is a cilantro minefield.

I have the genetic quirk that makes cilantro taste like soap — yes, it's a thing, and it was confirmed in my 23andMe results.

Many guac recipes include the herb and often, they don't even bother to say so on the menu.

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There's nothing worse than biting into a gourmet taco at a fancy Mexican restaurant only to have it taste like dirty dish soap.

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So I tend to just make my own for parties, but color me intrigued by this new "guacamole cheese" that's appearing on supermarket shelves.

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When I first laid eyes on Amanti Guacamole Cheese, I was like "Why?" Cheese and guac are perfectly good things and don't really need to be combined.

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Then I read the details and my curiosity grew.

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Made by a Dutch cheese company called Daily Dairy, it's 50% full fat cow’s milk cheese that's described as "gouda-like" in texture.

That's blended with real avocado, lime juice, chili, tomato, onion, and garlic to give it the distinctive color and flavor of good guacamole.

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And notably, there's no cilantro mentioned in the ingredients. So I may get to enjoy it!

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It can be sliced, shredded, or even melted, just like regular cheese, which makes it incredibly versatile.

Shred it right onto your nachos to enjoy the flavor without the gloopy mess!

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The thing I'm most excited to try, though, is grilled cheese.

I mean, it's a perfect melty cheese for it and saves the trouble of dipping the sandwich into the guac or making a mess of it in the pan.

The cheese is available in all Fresh Market locations starting May 1, 2019.

h/t: PEOPLE

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