For any self-proclaimed cheese fanatic, this weekend brings quite the festivities. Sunday, January 20, is National Cheese Lover’s Day—the perfect way to revive from the post-holiday blues. Regardless of what type of cheese you enjoy indulging in, these dishes are sure to satisfy all your dairy cravings.
The comfort of delicious Mac & Cheese is taken to a whole new level at Del Frisco’s Grille. The addition of truffle oil and crunchy breadcrumbs to the creamy Mac & Cheese makes for a recipe that is sure to fulfill your cheese appetite. 225 S. Broad St., 215.309.1154, delfriscosgrille.com/philadelphia
A warm, cheesy dip is a must on this holiday, specifically the Queso Dip at Distrito. Not only will this dish burst with a Mexican-style twist of tang and rich flavors, but it’ll have all your friends gathered around fighting over the last bit. 3945 Chestnut St., 215.222.1657, philadelphia.distritorestaurant.com
A delicious pizza is at the foundation of any cheese lover’s palate. For this occasion, Pizzeria Vetri brings a delectable Quattro Formaggi pie that gives you a taste of mozzarella, gorgonzola, smoked provolone and fontina. 1615 Chancellor St., 215.763.3760, pizzeriavetri.com
Located in Old City, LaScala’s offers an extensive Italian American menu featuring a Baked Lasagna that is surely a cheese extravaganza. Layer upon layer of pasta combined with the mouthwatering tastes of rich tomato sauce, meat sauce and smooth mozzarella cheese allow this meal to become an instant hit. 615 Chestnut St., 215.928.0900, lascalasphilly.com
There is no need for an entire meal to experience a robust cheese flavor. The Onion Soup Gratinée at Parc does the trick with the velvety texture of melted cheese and caramelized onions. Sometimes simple comfort food is all you need. 227 S. 18th St., 215.545.2262, parc-restaurant.com
A fall menu speciality, Porcini Cavatelli at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is a decadent pasta course featuring flavors of mushroom and creamy mascarpone cheese that will have you ever considered ordering anything else. 1355 N. Front St., 215.291.1355, wmmulherinssons.com
Photography by: Photo Courtesy of Del Frisco's Grille