Photo courtesy of Greenville Avenue Pizza Co.

National cheese lovers day is coming up this week, which is a very gouda thing.

Whether you’re into cheddar or Swiss, provolone or mozzarella, there are plenty of places in our neighborhood to get your fix on Jan. 20.

And don’t forget, it’s still national soup month. Here’s where you can indulge, just in time for the next bunch of cold days.

This list is by no means exhaustive. Neighbors, if you don’t see your favorite place, let us know where it is and what you order.

Pizza is one of the best ways to get cheese. In our neighborhood, we have Scalini’s Pizza & Pasta, Gallo Nero on Lowest Greenville, Cane Rosso and Thunderbird Pies on Gaston Avenue, Cigarz Pizza on Gaston.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. made a pizza for this day (see above). It’s called “the cheese X” because it has 10 kinds of cheese: whole milk mozzarella, the house mozzarella blend, gouda, feta, fire cheese, goat cheese, ricotta, parmesan, cheddar and Grande fior di latte. It’s available Jan. 20-23.

Scardello Artisan Cheese isn’t technically in East Dallas, but it is owned by Lakewood neighbors Rich and Karen Rogers. This shop has all sorts of cheeses from all over the world.

We can’t talk about cheese lovers without mentioning queso. Luckily, there isn’t just one place in our neighborhood to get it. A few locally owned places are: El Fenix at Casa Linda, Eddie’s Tex-Mex Cocina on Lowest Greenville, La Calle Doce on Skillman Street and Joe Leo Fine Tex-Mex on Fitzhugh.

Rapscallion on Lowest Greenville serves mac and cheese as a side dish, and so does nearby Company Cafe & Bar.

Cheese also belongs on burgers. Some neighborhood spots serving it are Haystack Burgers & Barley at Hillside Village Shopping Center, Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers on La Vista Drive, Son of a Butcher on Lowest Greenville, BarNone on N. Buckner Boulevard and Burger House on E. Mockingbird Lane.


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