Food Paradise: Cheese Paradise

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 6, 2013 
Aired on: March 6, 2013 
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Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern ($)
(162 ratings)

1023 16th Ave Map It!
Monroe, WI 53566
(608) 325-6157
As Seen On:
Cheese Paradise
  • Swiss Apple Sandwich
    4 slices of Limburger cheese (stinky!), red onion slices served between rye bread; note: no apples in sandwich...named because in Switzerland, they eat one each day (to keep the doctor away)
4.5 out of 5
162 ratings
since 1931; legacy "featuring some of Wisconsin's finest cheese, imported cheese, specialty foods, and much more" (from its website); carry 40 cheeses as well as locally imported beers on tap
HomeroomSee Homeroom Video ($$)
(6515 ratings)

400 40th St Map It!
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 597-0400
  • Trailer Mac (& Cheese)
    signature dish; cheddary mac w/ Niman Ranch hot dog and topped w/ crushed potato chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
6515 ratings
#26 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2011; specializes in macaroni & cheese offering 10 different variations; elementary school decor w/ tables made of re-purposed wood bleachers, chalkboard (for the menu) & a vintage card catalog where they keep customer loyalty cards
Melt Bar and GrilledSee Melt Bar and Grilled Video ($$)
(1079 ratings)

14718 Detroit Ave Map It!
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-3699
  • Melt Challenge
    "monster" grilled cheese featuring 13 different cheeses, 3 slices of grilled bread & a pile of hand-cut fries & slaw (all over 5-lbs); eat all to be awarded a Melt t-shirt or Melt Pint Glass, a $10 gift card your name on online Melt Challenge Hall of Fame; challenge - 5-lb patti melt + fries; Adam won
  • Godfather
    sandwich made of 3 cheese lasagna, fresh fennel-oregano pasta sheets, sun-dried tomato pesto and pureed roasted garlic, provolone served on garlic spiked bread; looks good
  • "Reverend Horton Meat" Burger
    2 grilled cheeses deep fried as buns, 4 ground steak burgers, bacon & American cheese; "impossible to forget!" -Courtney Rada
  • Parmageddon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    customer favorite; grilled cheese sandwich w/ potato & onion pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, sauteed onions, sharp cheddar; looks good
  • Parmageddon
    local favorite; grilled cheese sandwich w/ potato & onion pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, sauteed onions, sharp cheddar; "that is one of the best grilled cheeses I've ever had!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tokyo Tuna Melt
    tuna steak marinated for 24 hrs, grilled & sliced in muenster grilled cheese w/ wasabi-ginger dressing; looks good
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ fried chicken tenders, sweet corn puree, garlic spinach, mashed potatoes & sharp cheddar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1079 ratings
#41 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 2006; specialize on gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; get an approved Melt logo tattoo (design on its website) & get 25% for life; multiple locations in Ohio
Macbar [CLOSED]See Macbar Video ($$)
(693 ratings)

54 Prince St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-0211
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Cheese Paradise
  • Mac 'Shroom
    roasted "magic" mushrooms, fontina, mascarpone, truffle oil
  • Mac Lobsta'
    top seller; chunks of fresh lobster, cognac, tarragon, mascarpone
  • Mac Quack
    duck confit, fontina, caramelized onion, fine herbs
3.5 out of 5
693 ratings
[CLOSED]; gourmet mac & cheese; mac & cheese decor includes Velveeta-colored walls, mac elbow logo, elbow-shaped dining area, and every dish is served in a bright yellow noodle dish/bowl
Melting Pot ($$$)
(456 ratings)

3685 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Map It!
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 370-8802
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Cheese Paradise
  • Boston Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue
    top seller; melted aged, medium-sharp cheddar cheese mixed w/ lager beer, bacon bits, onion, Dijon & Tabasco sauce; served w/ artisan breads & seasonal vegetables for dipping
  • Flaming Turtle
    "fondue candy"; combo of milk chocolate, caramel & candied pecans flambeed tableside; fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats, marshmallows, pound cake & brownies are used to dip
3.5 out of 5
456 ratings
fondue restaurant; celebrity sightings include Justin Bieber, Britney Spears; multiple locations around U.S.
Parthenon [CLOSED] ($$)
(430 ratings)

314 S Halsted St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 726-2407
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Cheese Paradise
  • Flaming Saganaki
    appetizer; mild kasseri cheese flamed in brandy; originator of making it flaming (in 1968)
  • Spanakopita
    signature dish; also called "spinach cheese pie"; using feta imported from Greece; looks good
3.5 out of 5
430 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1968; family-owned & run
Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar ($$)
(435 ratings)

3526 Greenville Ave Map It!
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-6850
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Cheese Paradise
  • Cheddar Fries
    invented & served first in 1978; topped w/ optional bacon bits, chives & Jalapenos; served w/ ranch dressing on side; looks good
  • Cheddar Fries Burger
    burger topped w/ cheddar fries
3.5 out of 5
435 ratings
since 1978; inventor of the cheddar cheese fries; college hangout (down the street from Southern Methodist University); other locations in TX
Squeeze Inn [CLOSED]See Squeeze Inn Video ($)
(1608 ratings)

5301 Power Inn Rd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
  • "Squeeze with Cheese"
    also called "Squeezeburger w/ Cheese"; 1/3 lb.beef burger with "skirt" of bubbling cheese topped w/ mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun; "5-napkin burger...messy, juicy and tasty"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1608 ratings
[CLOSED]; #60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving for over 30 years; burger joint famous for it's huge burger and cheese "skirt"; voted "Best Dive" (Sacramento Magazine); called Squeeze Inn because original building had only 12 stools at the location can accommodate a few more
Food Paradise: Cheese Paradise   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 6, 2013 
Aired on: March 6, 2013