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The Hot List: 6 Cheesy Favorites around El Dorado County

The Chefs Table; © Style Media Group

The Waffle Experience; © Style Media Group

“If you ask me, I’d say: the more cheese, the better. And there’s nothing better than Cheeses Gone Wild at Folsom’s The Waffle Experience. It’s part of their ‘Two Hands Required’ menu and consists of—brace yourself—white cheddar, fontina, Gouda, and Swiss cheeses, cherrywood smoked bacon, kale, tomato confit, and sun-dried tomato aioli on a fresh herb waffle. Yep, this is where all your cheese dreams come true.” 

Back Bistro; © Style Media Group

“Folsom’s Back Bistro makes out-of-this-world Goat Cheese Fritters that are panko-crusted golden brown gems made from herbed goat cheese. Better than any mozzarella sticks I’ve eaten, these babies allow the earthy goat cheese to shine and are complemented by a bright and creamy Peruvian green sauce. The crisp-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside fritters are anything but boring and make for the perfect bite-sized, cheesy appetizer.”   

La Provence; ©Style Media Group

La Provence in Roseville makes a Fondue d’Epinards et Artichauts that retains all the rich, smooth elements of a good fondue while adding their own twist in the form of spinach and artichokes (does that make it semi-healthy at least?). I like the bonus textures and flavors, the hit of heat with each bite, and the perfectly grilled flatbread that’s served alongside. Talk about the perfect way to fire up your appetite for a memorable meal.”

“Nothing beats an ooey gooey grilled cheese sammie and Main Street Melters in Placerville is where I get my fix. Their Grilled Cheese Sandwich is served on white, wheat, sourdough, or sliced rye bread, and you can choose up to four of the following cheeses: cheddar, Swiss, Havarti, pepper jack, American, Provolone, Italian herb-coated mozzarella, or Bold Marbleu Monterey jack. Yum’s the word!”

The Chefs Table; © Style Media Group

The Chef’s Table in Rocklin makes a Cheese Board that won’t leave you bored. Get creative as you mix and match from the medley of offerings like Cottonwood River aged cheddar, Honey Bee goat cheese, Gran Valle Manchego, Kaserei Cambozola triple cream blue, fig jam, spicy coppa, and crackers (items are subject to change). From sweet to savory, and soft to firm, there’s something for everyone. So much cheese, so little time!”

Boneshaker Public House in Rocklin has an entire ‘Specialty Mac and Cheese’ menu. Stick to their Cheesy Mac or ramp it up with a Chicken Pesto Mac (sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts), Ghost Pepper Mac (tri-tip, red onions, sriracha, ghost pepper cheese) or, my personal favorite, Blind Pig Mac (bacon, brat, pulled pork, mozzarella, and cheddar). I’ve made my way through most of their selections and can honestly say, they’re all grate!”