The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Thursday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on.
Melt Brothers Grilled Cheese Co.: Any search for a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich must start at Melt Brothers. These grilled-cheese gurus now have two locations to visit, with a Gresham Lane eatery and Garden City outlet pumping out some of the best sandwiches you’re likely to find. With menu items such as triple-cheese, maple bacon and cheddar cheese and macaroni and cheese, every bite is assuredly filled with melted goodness. To celebrate grilled-cheese day, both locations will be offering 50-percent off selected sandwiches between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on Saturday April 14.
The Cheese Pleaser: With a name like The Cheese Pleaser, it’s easy to see why this establishment would be high on our list. If you love a good cheese pull, then coast to the spot that boasts a mean toast game. The signature four-cheese toastie will satisfy any and all grilled-cheese cravings, while the smoky bacon, blue cheese and pear toastie is perfect if you want something a bit meatier.
Copado: This hip Teneriffe bar and charcuterie joint knows a thing or two about cheese, which is why the ombra (toastie) selection is worth a look. The three-cheese variety boasts melted smoked cheddar, mozzarella and gruyere, which is one of the most iconic trios ever.
Chapter IV: If you really love your cheese, then we’ve got five words for you – gruyere and cheddar creme fraiche. Chapter IV’s croque monsieur is filled with gruyere, cheddar, ham off the bone and then topped with this decadent creme fraiche, Dijon mustard and cornichons.
Southside Tea Room: This charming cafe is a great spot to get your brunch on of a weekend, and regulars rave about the two primo grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu. The Classic Grilled Cheese boasts cheddar and Swiss as well as a serving of dirty mayo dipping sauce, while the ABC Grilled Cheese adds apple and bacon to the mix.
Fromage [The Cow]: While this one might not be a conventional grilled cheese, we’re willing to bet there’d be no complaints if this sandwich was placed in front of you. The cheese lovers at Fromage [The Cow] serve up a delectable croque monsuier that sees brioche toast stuffed with gruyere, American cheddar, ham off the bone, raclette bechamel, truffle and green tomato salsa. This is a seriously cheesy mouthful.
CheeseLane Food Truck: Remember the excitement that would take hold when you saw the ice-cream truck rolling down your street? Well CheeseLane Food Truck is the most-likely candidate to bring those feelings back in force as it trundles around town slinging piping-hot toasties to the pursuing hordes. Three-cheese, Peking duck and Gruyere and walnut, blue cheese and truffled honey toasties are on offer – track this truck down ASAP.
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