Often used as a thickener in soups and sauces, tapioca starch helps give our queso that rich, gooey, melty texture ideal for dipping, dunking, drizzling, or whatever eating style floats your burrito boat.
This fact is totally tubular. Dude.
Tapioca starch is made from the Cassava plant's tube-like root that's better known around these parts by its Spanish name, yuca (YOO-ka. As in, you can believe it's in our queso).