Chipotle Cheddar at ALDI — A review and a grilled cheese recipe!

Chipotle Cheddar at ALDI — A review and a grilled cheese recipe!

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It’s a review AND a recipe today — because how can you really judge a new food without trying it in context, right?

By now, some of you may have noticed my abiding love for all things chipotle — from recipes using Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, to the odd mashed up Chipotle + ALDI life hack.

A little ALDI Deli Sliced Chipotle Cheddar review

ALDI deli sliced chipotle cheddar

Well, as I mentioned in this week’s ALDI Finds roundup, ALDI in their infinite wisdom just released Happy Farms Preferred chipotle cheddar deli cheese slices as a special buy. You get 10 slices in 8 oz for $2.89, so these are a bit more pricey than their everyday deli cheese slices. Note: These got even cheaper in 2021 — I just spotted them back on the shelf at my store at $2.49! 🙂

But how could I not try this cheese, I ask you? Luckily, ALDI’s Happy Farms Preferred chipotle cheddar cheese does not disappoint: The medium heat level rating on the packaging here is about right; the cheese has a bit of a smoky kick, but isn’t burningly hot.

This cheese is better on something than by itself, so try it with crackers, on any sandwich to add a little extra oomph, or (as I did here today) to elevate your next grilled cheese. It melts nicely, and retains its lovely chipotle flavor.

A little Happy Farms Preferred Chipotle Cheddar Cheese recipe

chipotle cheddar cheese sandwiches

I decided it would be fun to combine the limited time ALDI chipotle cheddar cheese with my old milder stand-by Havarti in creating these most awesome grilled cheese sandwiches for Middle School Guy and myself. This all ALDI recipe requires just four ingredients, and we enjoyed ours with a little fruit for a fantastic lunch.

ALDI Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

chipotle cheddar cheese sandwich ingredients

You just need a few ALDI ingredients for this simple lunch recipe: Spreadable butter, deli sliced Havarti, deli sliced Chipotle Cheddar, and Turano pane Italian bread.

chipotle cheddar cheese

Just use one slice of Havarti and one slice of Chipotle Cheddar on each sandwich for the perfect mildly + medium spicy combination, tearing them to fit the bread.

I hope you enjoy yours as much as Middle School Guy and I did, and do be sure to get over to ALDI to pick up your own Chipotle Cheddar before this ALDI Find is gone from stores!

Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Chipotle Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches take advantage of special buy Chipotle Cheddar at ALDI, combining it with a milder Havarti -- for the perfect counterpoint to give your basic grilled cheese a little oomph.


  • 2 large slices pane Italian bread
  • butter, to taste
  • 2 slices Havarti
  • 2 slices Chipotle Cheddar


  1. Turn the heat to medium under a large skillet.
  2. Butter one large slice of pane Italian bread, then cut it in half.
  3. Place each half butter side down in the heated skillet.
  4. Add one slide of Havarti and one slice of Chipotle Cheddar to each piece of bread, tearing it to fit.
  5. Butter the other piece of bread and cut it in half.
  6. Top your grilled cheese with that second piece, butter side up.
  7. Cook grilled cheese over medium heat for about five minutes a side, until nicely browned.


I used large pieces of bread from the middle of the loaf here. If using smaller bread, simply adjust the amount of cheese proportionately to fit.

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