For these ten restaurants and bars, cheese is not just an ingredient, it's the main event. From grilled cheese joints to superstar restaurants, we've got the list on where to go for meals dedicated to cheese.
1. Melt Bar and Grilled, Ohio, several locations
Beer and cheese united to form Melt Bar and Grilled, complete with an astonishing array of grilled cheese and craft beer. Up for a challenge? Try finishing the monster grilled cheese, a whopping 5 lb. sandwich of 13 cheeses.
It's no surprise that grilled cheese trucks have become de rigueur these days. They're fast, portable, and loved by (almost) everyone. As if crispy bread and gooey cheese weren't enough, grilled cheese trucks across the country are raising the stakes with ingredients like caramelized onions and short ribs. Yum.
1. The Grilled Cheese Truck, Los Angeles, CA
This past year was a good one for cheese literacy. Publishers released a terrific new lineup of books for us enquiring cheese minds, each one an engaging way to tap into the wonders of the dairy world.
They range from easy guides for the novice who wants to advance their basic cheese understanding, to page-turners that bring the reader behind the scenes at creameries and farmsteads around the world. Other new publications serve as a virtual cheese school, detailing how to make a wide variety of simple or sophisticated styles of cheese at home. We all had our favorites among these literary debutants of 2012, including: