Five Delicious Cheese Dishes

Warm, melted cheesy goodness is the perfect comfort food for winter. Here are five places where you can satisfy your craving.

Gloriously gooey, this hot, melting comfort food pops up in many guises, from crispy grilled cheese sandwiches to mac and cheese to golden bubbling pizzas. We culled the best to bring you suggestions for warming up a cold, blustery day. Why not? January 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day, plus Granite State Dairy Promotion hosts its annual Macaroni and Cheese Competition on January 17 at the Courtyard Concord by Marriott. Get melted!

Slice expert Hillary Davis is the author of "Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera" and "French Comfort Food."





 Mr. Mac’s
Macaroni & Cheese

497 Hooksett Rd.
(603) 606-1760

Cheese Please!

A creamy, cheesy combination of Barilla elbow macaroni, cheddar, Muenster, Gruyère and pecorino. Adorable, served sizzling hot in individual cast iron skillets.

   There are 18 varieties of mac and cheese on the menu, including Philly cheesesteak, lobster mac and cheese, veggie mac, pulled pork mac, jalapeno mac — all using real cheese, not the artificial orange kind.

Common Man Restaurants
Merrimack, Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Windham and Claremont

Mac n’ Cheese Pizza (Pictured)

Oh, my gosh. It’s really true. A mac and cheese pizza. A truly amazing pairing of two popular meltingly delicious dishes. Many, many calories, but hey, you deserve it.

Why not go all out and order their lobster mac n’ cheese too? Scrumptious.

 Roundabout Diner
580 US 1 Bypass
(off the roundabout)
(603) 431-1440

Pulled Pork
Grilled Cheese

Imagine pairing the diner’s award-winning,15-hour-smoked pulled pork with oozing melting cheddar cheese inside, grilled on tangy sourdough bread. 

It’s pretty darn addictive once you’ve tried it. Could be one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the state. See what you think and report back.

Wild Willy’s Burgers
12 Gonic Rd.
(Rte. 125)
(603) 332-1193

Wild Willy’s French Fries with Melted Cheddar Cheese

Fresh hand-cut Maine potato fries, with skins left on, crisp on the outside, lightly salted, tender on the inside, dripping with melted cheddar cheese all over the top.

Pair it with a strawberry frappe or thick chocolate shake and you’ll be tying on your blue suede shoes and goin’ to the hop.

22 Main St.
(603) 903-1410

Bianco Pizza

All white, no red sauce, with a delicate thin crust, this pizza is topped with pillows of ricotta, showers of Parmesan, roasted sweet onion, fresh basil, chilis and garlic.

Cheese lovers will also want to try the hearth-baked feta cheese for two, with olives, lemon, parsley drizzle and rosemary garlic flatbread.


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