From the ever amenable classic Chick-fil-A sauce to the niche Sweet and Spicy Sriracha sauce, Chick-fil-A has the breadth of the palate covered.
And there is yet a new sibling to the Chick-fil-A sauce family. The Cheese sauce has only been a few years old but has already made a mark. Read on to learn more about it!
What Is The Chick-Fil-A Cheese Sauce?
The Chick-fil-A Cheese sauce is a blend of Parmesan and Swiss cheese, creamy and milky tasting with the slightest kick of lactic acidity as of 2023. The Cheese sauce is on offer in a limited number of stores. Moreover, the Cheese sauce goes with nearly everything on Chick-fil-A’s menu and costs $1.19 for a three-ounce tub.
Stay with me to learn more about what Cheese sauce tastes like, its ingredients, whether you can buy it, what it best goes with, and more!
What Does Chick-Fil-A’s Cheese Sauce Taste Like?
The verdict on Chick-fil-A’s Cheese sauce is nearly unanimous- it is a worthy competitor to its better-known siblings like the iconic Chick-fil-A sauce.
That said, its taste derives from the blend of Swiss and Parmesan cheese and is creamy, milky, and with a hint of some acidity.
The color is white, which is rather comforting as it indicates that it is made from non-processed cheese.
Also, its consistency is firm enough to stick to the food dipped in it. Indeed, it tends to come with a light crust when sitting a while.
However, this does not distract from the delicious taste, and the Sheese sauce comes in a tub convenient for dipping.
Moreover, though it has been around for several years, the sauce has been largely unknown.
For example, it has been offered at some locations without regular guests knowing it was ever on offer.
What Is The Chick-Fil-A Cheese Sauce Made Of?
It is widely known that the Chick-fil-A Cheese sauce is a mix of Swiss and Parmesan cheese, but that does not tell the whole story, and it seems Chick-fil-A wishes to keep it secret.
For example, Chick-fil-A does not list the cheese sauce on its website as it is not widely available in its restaurants.
However, you can find out the ingredients at your local restaurant if it is one of the outlets that carry it; the next best place is by looking at copycat recipes.
Further, a classic cheese sauce uses flour, butter, milk, a blend of cheeses, and seasoning. No doubt, the Chick-fil-A’s Cheese sauce contains more ingredients.
Additionally, the sauce is made by making a roux of butter and flour and using it to create a béchamel by mixing in warm milk.
Then, into this is added the Swiss and Parmesan cheese and mixed until there are no lumps.
Lastly, the blend of Parmesan and Swiss cheeses enhance flavor and texture and gives the cheese that gooey consistency that is so loved.
Can I Buy The Chick-Fil-A Cheese Sauce?
The Cheese sauce is one of Chick-fil-A’s premium sauces, and you have to pay for it, unlike the classic sauces that come free with your order.
That said, a serving will cost you $1.19. However, it comes in a three-ounce tub, larger than the other sauce servings and fair for the price.
Also, the tub the Cheese sauce comes in is the ideal size for dippings.
Is The Chick-Fil-A Cheese Sauce Available Nationwide?
Unfortunately, the Cheese sauce is not available nationwide, as only about 600 participating restaurants carry the sauce.
That said, the decision to carry the Cheese sauce is a choice left to individual operators based on how they anticipate it to perform with guests.
Consequently, it features for a while in some restaurants and disappears, only to make a reappearance later.
Sadly, individual operators have failed to publicize the availability of the Cheese sauce adequately.
Also, many customers are shocked to discover that it was ever featured at all when it goes out.
Fortunately, you can find out from the Chick-fil-A app if the restaurant closest to you carries the Cheese sauce, or you can inquire from any team members next time you visit.
How Do I Get The Chick-Fil-A Cheese Sauce To Come To My Local Restaurant?
The decision to carry the Cheese sauce is primarily based on whether it is likely to be popular enough to make money.
That said, reactions on social media from delighted fans and fans dismayed that their local restaurants don’t carry the Cheese sauce show that it is a popular product.
Also, some customers have begun online petitions to get their local Chick-fil-A restaurants to carry the Cheese sauce.
You can do the same, and no doubt your local restaurant will respond appropriately!
What Does The Chick-Fil-A Cheese Sauce Best Go With?
Everything tastes good with cheese, and Chick-fil-A’s Cheese sauce is good for any fare on its breakfast and lunch menus, including the sides.
That said, the Cheese sauce pairs superbly with the chicken sandwich (fried or grilled), nuggets, and chicken strips.
Also, Waffle potato fries, baked potato, and French fries are all deliciously wonderful with the Cheese sauce.
And, you don’t have to limit yourself to the Chick-fil-A menu to enjoy your Cheese sauce.
Once you bring it home, you can enjoy it in endless ways- as a condiment in even more combinations or as an ingredient in making your casseroles.
Where Else Can I Enjoy The Cheese Sauce Other Than At Chick-Fil-A?
Other than at Chick-fil-A, you can enjoy your Cheese sauce at Chipotle, Qdoba, Wendy’s, Del Taco, and Moe’s.
Chick-fil-A’s Cheese sauce is a new entrant to the sauces game, but many are already beloved.
However, it’s a pity the sauce is not available countrywide. Still, customers can petition their local restaurants to have it feature on the menu.