We Tried the Viral Green Guacamole Cheese—Here's What We Thought
May 1, 2019 Update:
We got our hands on a wheel of the viral guacamole-gouda blend cheese from our local Fresh Market this morning—and our staff had feelings. The cheese itself tastes a lot like pepper jack. It’s creamy and there is a bit of a kick to it. But we were a little disappointed in the guacamole flavor—which was so mild as to hardly be noticeable. One staff member said it best: “I love guacamole, I love cheese. But prefer them as separate entities.”
April 30, 2019 Update:
Unfortunately, we didn't get the boost of unsaturated fats we were looking for upon receiving the nutritional information for this product, but we are still pretty excited to try it out! Below, you will find the nutrition facts for a one-ounce serving of Amanti Guacamole Cheese:
- Calories: 110
- Total Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 8% DV
- Sodium: 200mg
- Carbohydrates: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 6g
- Calcium: 15% DV
- Potassium: 0% DV
While this guacamole-cheese hybrid will likely make a delicious (or at least talked-about) snack or dip, we recommend consuming no more than a serving size at a time. One serving of this cheese packs in 30% of the daily value for saturated fat, so be aware of your portions when enjoying.
The original article, published Monday, April 29, 2019, continues below:
The Fresh Market grocery chain is debuting a product we've never seen before in this avocado-saturated world, and we have to admit we're more than a bit intrigued: It's a guacamole-infused gouda cheese and it's coming to all 161 locations this Wednesday—just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
The cheese, called Amanti Guacamole Cheese and made by Daily Dairy in Holland, is a green (like "moon cheese" green) cow's milk gouda blended with avocado, lime juice, chili, tomato, onion and garlic.
We're all for gouda. (It really ratchets up mac and cheese, and makes a great beer-based sauce.) And while this announcement has us wondering if this could be the key to producing the ultimate Mexican-style dip—guacamole queso, anyone?—it also has us wondering just how healthy it is.
We've reached out to Fresh Market, and will let you know the nutrition facts as soon as we have them. But based on the ingredients, this guacamole-blend cheese could be a little healthier, especially if the avocado replaces some of the saturated fats with heart-healthy unsaturated ones. It also could save you a few calories this weekend by opting for one guacamole-infused queso dip instead of grabbing a serving of both guac and queso.
We will definitely update this story with the latest nutritional info as we receive it.
Amanti Guacamole Cheese will retail for $24.99 per pound—because anything with guacamole is always extra. This cheese is sold in a giant green wheel, but it can be sliced and bought in wedges by the pound.