- Here are 11 Montreal restaurants and stores to take a date if they love cheese!
- From cheesecake to mozzarella sticks, to pizza, to cheese plates, there's something on this list for every preference.
As winter approaches, we are no longer craving those healthy salads and poke bowls. Instead, we want dishes that “stick to the bones,” as my mother would say, and lucky for us, we are in a city that can offer exactly that.
Cheese has a way of making everything better. From cheesecakes to fondues, mac and cheese, and fried treats, Montreal has an obvious abundance of incredible restaurants for even the pickiest cheese lover.
There is something incredibly comforting about indulging in a warm and cheesy dish, and nothing more satisfying than enjoying a glass of wine paired with some bread and cheese.
If you're looking for places to embrace your love for cheese with your lover, here's a list of 11 of Montreal's best places to do so. After seeing the photos, you're going to be dreaming about each and every one of these decadent dishes.
Where: 1408 Rue Pierce
Uncle Tetsu is what cheesecake dreams are made of. Known for light and fluffy cheesecakes that melt in your mouth, Uncle Tetsu has been a popular addition to the Montreal food scene.
According to the store website, the key to the delicious cake is the use of "only the finest" cheese.
This pillow-like cheesecake is worth every calorie. They also have epic cheese tarts.
What: Extra Cheesy Breakfast Sandwich
Where: 2002 Rue Mackay
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, this sandwich joint serves the cheesiest and most scrumptious breakfast sandwiches in the city.
This eatery makes all their sandwiches on Lebanese bread. Everything that comes out of this eatery is out of this world.
What: Burrata Pizza
Where: 1059 Rue Wellington
If you are a pizza lover, you are going to die when you try the burrata pizza at Pizzeria Moretti.
All pizzas are made in a wood-burning oven, which gives the pies at Pizzeria Moretti an authentic taste.
On this pizza, Burrata, one of the most costly and decadent cheeses in the world, is paired with warm bread and tomato sauce — a dream to eat.
La Cloche a Fromage
What: Incredible Cheese Plate
Where: 2600 Rue William Tremblay
If you love a good cheese plate, you are going to freak out when you check out La Cloche a Fromage.
This establishment is home to a wide range of amazing cheeses, which you can taste alongside some incredible wines.
This cute and vibrant gem in our city is a great place to bring a date, especially if you're aiming to impress!
Le Cheese Truck
What: Grilled Cheese
Where: 5976 Avenue Monkland
Grilled cheese is one of the simplest yet most beloved snacks on the planet. It's a sandwich to which every individual can add their personal twist.
Le Cheese Truck has both a restaurant and a food truck in Montreal. Both are known for their extra cheesy, extra gooey grilled cheese. In addition to a classic grilled cheese dish, they have few variations, including a bacon avocado grilled cheese and even a poutine grilled cheese!
Try the mouth-watering fried cheesecake balls.
What: Melted Cheese
Where: 1059 Rue Gilford
This eatery specializes in raclette dishes. For those of you who aren't sure what raclette is, it consists of a cheese that is used for melting over a variety of meats, vegetables, and bread.
Raclette makes for a fun and cozy evening.
La Raclette also has one of the best chocolate "dome fondant" in the city, so you can kick two cravings in one sitting.
In case you weren't sold, this is a bring your own wine establishment, making it even more worthy of your presence.
What: More melted cheese
Where: 2133 Boul. Le Carrefour, Laval
Fondue is all about dunking meats and pieces of bread into a dish of rich, melted cheese.
La Fonderie offers both Swiss and Chinese fondue options, making this a haven for any cheese lover, ideal for an intimate date or a night out with friends.
Just the thought of this place is making my mouth water!
Mac Bar and Fromage
What: Mac and cheese
Where: 1345 Rue Ontario E.
Macaroni and cheese is without a doubt one of my favourite foods, especially during autumn and winter. And, let me tell you, the mac and cheese at Mac Bar is out of this world.
I personally love the four-cheese mac, but every dish here oozes with flavour and is sure to leave you full and satisfied.
What: Saganaki (Fried Greek Cheese)
Where: 789 Rue Jean-Talon O.
Greeks know what's up when it comes to food. As a Greek myself, I am proud to know that my culture's food is fundamental to the Montreal food landscape.
When you think of Greek food, your mind most likely goes to gyros and feta cheese, but there is a lot more to our cuisine than most assume.
Saganaki is by far one of the best Greek dishes. If you have not yet tried it, it may just become your favourite. Rotisserie Panama gets it right every time.
Do yourself a favour and head on over to one of their 3 locations to try it out for yourself.
What: Mozarella Sticks
Where: 1465 Rue Crescent
You can never have too many versions of fried cheese, right?
Mozzarella sticks are a perennial favourite and Burger Bar on Crescent in downtown Montreal makes, in my opinion, the best in the city.
Not only are these sticks perfectly fried and flavoured, but the accompanying marinara sauce takes this dish to a new level.
These fried mozzarella sticks of greatness are the perfect appetizer for your cheese lovers' date.
Where: 470 Rue de la Gauchetière O.; 381 Ave. Laurier O.
Fiorellino is an Italian restaurant that has killer lunch, dinner and after nine specials that are sure to have you returning time and time again.
As a sucker for all things cheese, I always get the burrata, as it is simply incredible. Its freshness is incomparable to anything you have ever tasted.
Everything made at this establishment is next level. With two locations in Montreal, there is no reason not to check it out.