Adorable Queso-loving baby can't get enough of his melted cheese

Guess he liked it! Toddler is caught on camera trying queso for the very first time – before covering himself in melted cheese as he desperately tries to lick his plate clean

  • A clip of Koen Smith, 20 months, struck a chord with cheese lovers everywhere
  • The tot is seen as an attempt to lick his plate or queso clean
  • Queso is a Mexican-inspired dish or thick, creamy melted cheese
  • Texas dad-of-three Rick Smith shared the video of his youngest son lapping up the queso in a restaurant
  • Rick blogs about being a parent to his oldest son, Noah, eight, who has Down Syndrome
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A relatable video or a to who can't get enough of his cheese has gone down a treat on the internet.

Texas-native Rick Smith shared a video of his youngest son, Koen, dining out in a restaurant.

The 20-month-old baby seems to be intent on licking his plate or queso, a type of melted cheese that is a staple in Tex-Mex cuisine, until it's sparkling clean.

Say cheese: Texas baby Koen Smith, pictured, can't get enough of his queso

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Say cheese: Texas baby Koen Smith, pictured, can't get enough of his queso

"Who loves queso as much as Koen does," Rick posed to his 18,500 followers on Instagram.

Content in his high chair, Koen didn't seem to care about bit that he had cheese all over his nose, chin and clothes as he ate at the restaurant in Grapevine, Texas.

"Lucky he didn't eat the plate. I love when kids enjoy their meal, 'an Instagram user commented on the post. 'I get it! Sometimes good food makes you want to do that, "said another.

Delicious: Koen's dad, Rick, filmed the video of the up to a restaurant lapping up the melted cheese

Delicious: Koen's dad, Rick, filmed the video of the up to a restaurant lapping up the melted cheese

Delicious: Koen's dad, Rick, filmed the video of the up to a restaurant lapping up the melted cheese

Yum: Commentaries on the cute Instagram video agreed with the 20-month-old's reaction to the Tex-Mex comfort food

Yum: Commentaries on the cute Instagram video agreed with the 20-month-old's reaction to the Tex-Mex comfort food

Yum: Commentaries on the cute Instagram video agreed with the 20-month-old's reaction to the Tex-Mex comfort food
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Yum: Commentaries on the cute Instagram video agreed with the 20-month-old's reaction to the Tex-Mex comfort food

Yum: Commentaries on the cute Instagram video agreed with the 20-month-old's reaction to the Tex-Mex comfort food

A 2016 study by the University of Michigan revealed that cheese is delicious because the brain processes it like a drug.

Experts suggested this is because cheese contains casein, a protein found in milk that releases opioids known as casomorphins during digestion.

The parenting website Fatherly told parents to be wary of feeding children too many dishes, like mac n 'cheese, as kids – and adults – soon can't seem to get enough of it.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology states that most babies can start eating cheese after a few traditional solid foods have been introduced. Doctors recommend waiting three days before offering something else, so their reaction to it can be monitored.

Family: The Smith family share snippets into their life with Noah, pictured in white, who has Down Syndrome

Family: The Smith family share snippets into their life with Noah, pictured in white, who has Down Syndrome

Family: The Smith family share snippets into their life with Noah, pictured in white, who has Down Syndrome

Travel: The Texas-based family, pictured in Switzerland, are frequent travelers

Travel: The Texas-based family, pictured in Switzerland, are frequent travelers

Travel: The Texas-based family, pictured in Switzerland, are frequent travelers

Social media: Rick shares insight into his family life with followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram - as well as his popular blog NoahsDad.com
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Social media: Rick shares insight into his family life with followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram - as well as his popular blog NoahsDad.com

Social media: Rick shares insight into his family life with followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram – as well as his popular blog NoahsDad.com

Rick and his pediatrician wife Abbie are parents to three adorable fair-haired sons.

The couple's eldest son, Noah, was born with Down Syndrome. Noah and Koen also have a brother called Jaxten, five.

After hearing the words, "I'm sorry" from the doctor when they welcomed Noah to the world, Rick ground to blog about his efforts to make the world a more understanding place from those with the genetic disorder.

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Rick ground a blog NoahsDad.com in December 2010, hoping to share his family's journey with the Down Syndrome community.

Over 258,000 follow the family's endearing posts on Facebook.

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