'Chato' is the name of a unique "man-made superfood" product that's been developed by Potato Magic. This plant-based cheese substitute is described as a product that looks, acts and melts just like real cheese, even though it is made from potatoes. The process of making Chato involves heating a potato to a specific temperature-controlled range, then chilling it to liquefy the substance.
What's particularly noteworthy about Chato is that it uses nearly 100% of the potato, which is significant because in other kinds of processing, nearly 25% of the whole potato goes to waste.
This waste-reducing alternative cheese product is set to disrupt the dairy industry as a viable and ultra-realistic alternative to everything from cheese and milk to custard and ice cream.
'Chato' is a Waste-Reducing Plant-Based Cheese Substitute
Laura McQuarrie — October 19, 2016 — Eco
References: potatomagic & stuff.co.nz