Best Store-Bought Queso Blanco

12 Best Store-Bought Queso Blanco Brands Ranked (2023)

Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Shari Mason

Tortilla chips are best paired with a queso dip, and we all know that only some have the luxury of time and cooking skills to make Mexican restaurant-grade creamy dip.

No worries, we spent 12 hours grocery hunting to get our hands on the best store-bought queso blanco. Read on.

Top 12 Queso Blanco Cheese Brands To Get at Grocery Stores 

1. Ricos White Queso Blanco White Cheese Sauce

dipping tortilla on a white cheese

Why We Like It: Ricos Queso Blanco is a trans-fat-free con queso you can indulge in with your favorite tortillas.

The great queso sauce ranked 12th in our taste test because of its thinner consistency, but since it is versatile and tastes great, it’s worth trying for your next party.

It is cheesy and slightly salty but tastes great when mixed with onions, cumin, and red bell peppers.

Ricos White Cheese sauce can complement other side dips like nacho cheese, salsa-con-queso, and guacamole.

Read: How Long Is Velveeta Cheese Dip Good For?

2. Kowalski’s Queso Blanco Cheese Dip

Why We Like It: Kowalski’s Queso Blanco is one of the best store-bought queso because of its rich and creamy taste.

We tried the con queso cheese dip with chips, and it has the right kick of cheese, poblano, diced tomatoes, and jalapeños.

We also noticed a hint of cilantro and a slight touch of processed cheese which is typical for grocery store queso.

3. Hatch Valley Green Chile Blanco Queso Dip

Why We Like It: If you want a good kick on your queso blanco, the Hatch Valley Green Chile can be a lifesaver.

We like the right balance of cheesy goodness and spicy kick from the roasted green chiles. It can level up your nacho cheese dip because it offers more heat than other store-bought queso dips.

4. Gordo’s Mild Cheese Dip

Why We Like It: Gordo’s Mild Cheese is a crowd favorite, and now we understand why. It boasts unbelievable butteriness and its texture and consistency are impressive.

It is mild, delicious, and slightly salty with a real cheese flavor. It has a nice consistency and tastes mild, so it does not overpower other flavors.

5. On the Border Monterey Jack 

Why We Like It: On the Border is not your ordinary melted cheese dip because this white con queso boasts a flavorful and velvety palate profile.

It is our go-to dip because the green bell peppers, jalapeños, and tomato stirred on the dip complement each other.

Unlike the On the Border Salsa Con Queso, it has a mild spiciness, and the Monterey Jack cheese taste is remarkable.

6. Queso Mama White Queso with Roasted Jalapeños

Why We Like It: Queso Mama with Roasted Jalapeños stands out because of its delicious flavor, texture, and color.

Unlike other salsa con queso, you’ll notice it immediately because of its unique packaging. As we opened the tub, we noticed the smoky cumin and milky-like aroma from the dip.

Beyond the heat from the jalapeño, we like that it’s buttery and cheesy. Microwave it before you dip your favorite chips- you’re welcome.

7. Queso Mama White Queso with Diced Green Chilies

Hand Holding Jar of Queso Mama White Queso with Diced Green Chilies

Why We Like It: If you do not like roasted jalapeños but still want the mild flavoring of queso blanco [1], we recommend trying their diced green chilies.

Everybody loves somethingeven if it’s only tortillas.”

― Pema Chodron

It has low heat with tons of creaminess and cheesiness. We almost consumed the whole tub because of the cheesiness and heat that melted in our mouths.

8. Cacique Mexican-style Queso Blanco Dip

Why We Like It: If you want an authentic Mexican-style dip, the Cacique Mexican-style Queso Blanco is one of the best supermarket queso dips we have ever tasted.

The authentic and bold flavor makes us want to dip everything- from chips to burritos. We smell the natural spice and are surprised it comes with real tomatoes and pepper.

We only wish there were more smoked jalapeño on it for a more enjoyable dipping experience.

9. H-E-B Queso Blanco

Why We Like It: H-E-B Queso Blanco is all over Texas and Mexico, and most people on Reddit recommend this dip.

We tried it out, and it did not disappoint. The half-and-half and American cheese give the creaminess we are looking for in a queso dip.

On top of it, we like that it comes with green pepper and diced tomato for an authentic Tex-Mex vibe. If you can get your hands on this dip jar, be prepared with a whole bag of chips.

10. 365 Organic White Queso

Why We Like It: 365 Organic White Queso is a keto-friendly melted cheese dip best for sugar-conscious people.

Since it is made with cream and white cheddar cheese, it is rich and smooth. It is full of flavor and is best to heat up to enjoy your tortilla more. You can grab one at Whole Foods at a reasonable price.

11. Herdez Queso Blanco 

Why We Like It: Herdez Queso Blanco is known for their Mexican condiments like salsa, hot sauce, canned peppers, and many more.

We had already tried their salsa-con-queso cheese dip but were more impressed with the queso blanco. It has the right amount of spice, is full of moisture, and has a warm and smooth texture.

12. Tostitos Queso Blanco Dip

Jar of Tostitos Queso Blanco Dip

Why We Like It: Tostitos is one of the most popular brands of store-bought queso dips that exceeded our expectations.

It’s well-loved because it is melty, delicious, and perfectly creamy. We noticed the spiciness is on point, not overpowering and uncomfortable to our taste buds.

Since it is easy to find Tostitos in most grocery stores, it can be your go-to dip for parties, events, and chill nights.


Is Queso Blanco the same as regular queso?

No, Queso Blanco is not the same as regular queso. It is a white cheese that is made from heated pasteurized or raw milk with acid [2]

How good is store-bought queso blanco after opening?

Store-bought queso is good for a week after opening the packaging. After a week, the texture and flavor will start to deteriorate.

Does store-bought queso blanco need to be refrigerated?

No, store-bought queso blanco does not need to be refrigerated because it is shelf stable. However, it must be refrigerated when opened so you don’t have a bad queso.

How do you make store-bought queso blanco taste better?

To make store-bought queso blanco taste better, add peppers, beans, chilis, cooked veggies, or seasoned meats.

Final Verdict

When it comes to store-bought queso blanco, Tostitos Queso Blanco is our best bet. It has the right consistency, flavors, and spice level that will not disappoint.

A store-bought queso dip can be your lifesaver, so you don’t need to get messy with Velveeta cheese, tomatoes, and chili.


Shari Mason

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