DENVER — Chipotle Mexican Grill is now sourcing its sour cream and 65 per cent of its cheese made with milk from pasture-raised dairy cows.
“For too long, food made with more sustainably raised ingredients has been out of reach to many consumers, but we are changing that,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle.
“It’s one of the ways we are changing the way people think about and eat fast-food. Food made with these great ingredients should be available and affordable to everyone.”
Under the new protocol, cows have daily access to outdoor pastures, aren’t given added hormones and are fed a vegetarian, plant-based diet. The animals also have access to shelter, housing or windbreaks that provide adequate protection from the elements.
Chipotle also serves naturally raised meat.