A few weeks ago The Toronto Star posted a great little write up entitled Say Cheese on places in Toronto that are taking grilled cheese to the next level. My mouth was watering just reading about all of the unique and delicious sounding creations that cheese shops and restaurants in Toronto were serving up. After my mum and I spent a lovely day in the Historic Distillery District, we headed over to Church St. to try out one of the sandwiches that was mentioned in the article.
About Cheese is a little cheese shop located at Church and Wellesley that serves up a large variety of gourmet cheeses, fresh breads, preserves, and crackers. Walking into the shop, I was immediately filled with inspiration being surrounded by so many different cheeses! One cheese in particular that caught my attention was their Thunder Oak Jalapeno cheese, which is a Gouda, spiced with delicious Jalapeno chili peppers. I loved it so much, we purchased a piece of that along with the much anticipated grilled cheese. About Cheese's grilled cheese is filled with a triple-cream Riopelle and a stringy Frere Jacques, as well as paper thin, salty La Quercia prosciutto to create the ultimate combination! The sandwich was served on a rosemary and olive oil Ciabatta, adding an additional layer of flavour and a great crunchy texture, and was grilled in a panini press to toast the bread and melt the cheese. I was in grilled cheese heaven! I didn't know that grilled cheese could be something so spectacular, and this is coming from a real grilled cheese lover! You have not truly lived until you've tried About Cheese's grilled cheese! Seriously, get your butt over there NOW!
About Cheese is located at 483 Church St.