Today is National Cheese Day, and I absolutely love cheese. Sometimes a good cheese plate is the way to go (hello, Contemporay and Jiko!), but there are some other ways to enjoy it incorporated into other dishes at WDW. I though it would be fun to explore some favorites of both myself and other that you can find on property, and we’re not just talking cheese on a burger.
But first, speaking of cheese plates, one of the best you can find is at Remy on both the Disney Dream and Fantasy. This isn’t just a plate; it’s a full course where you can select as many cheeses as you wish from the cart.
That’s the one cruise location we’ll be writing about, so let’s get back on dry land and take a tour, shall we? One of the best dishes we’ve enjoyed in recent memory was the Oregon Pinot Grigio Fondue, found at Territory Lounge at the Wilderness Lodge. Served with apples and bread for dipping, this is definitely a great dish for sharing and will cure your cheese craving.
Magic Kingdom’s Friar’s Nook recently introduces an assortment of Macaroni & Cheese dishes. While we were a bit on the fence with some of the funky flavors, we know that fans love Disney’s Mac & Cheese!
Over at Hollywood Studios, 50’s Prime Time Cafe serves a delicious Fried Herb and Garlic Cheese. This breaded and fried Herb & Garlic Boursin cheese is served with Raspberry Sauce, Toasted French Bread, Apple slices and grapes. You can also enjoy this dish at the adjacent Tune-In Lounge if you’re just looking for a quick but filling snack.
Animal Kingdom is a bit lacking on the cheesy dishes, but Epcot more than makes up for it! While you can get a cheese plate at Boulangerie Patisserie in France, I recommend the Roule Lard & Fromage. This pinwheel of bread, cheese, and ham is amazing, especially when toasted.
Even Norway is in on the cheese gig, utilizing Jarlsberg and Muenster Cheeses in their Norwegian Club at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe. Despite the ham, turkey, and bacon, the bold cheese flavors certainly don’t come second on this sandwich!
Those of you who prefer your cheese in dessert form may enjoy the Green Tea Cheesecake from Katsura Grill. Not overly sweet, or green tea-y, this is one of those rich desserts that’s great during the warmer months!
This year’s 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival played up some bold flavors with Farmstead Stilton at Buttercup Cottage. While the Field Greens dish may appear to be “just a salad,” I can assure you that the Stilton was truly the star of the show!
Last month, Matt and I had an amazing dinner at Markham’s inside Disney’s Golden Oak. Chef Scott Hunnel prepared one of his classics for the event, English Stilton Cheesecake with Poached Pears and Arugula. It was probably one of the best bites of food I’ve ever tasted.
But you don’t always need to go fancy to find something cheesy that hits the spot. I know many a fan of the Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel, which you can find around the parks. This inexpensive snack isn’t overly spicy and has enough bread to help mellow out some of the heat. Plus, it’s plenty big to share!
But if you can’t make it to WDW, might I recommend cooking up a bit of Disney at Home? This recipe for Yacht Club Galley’s Cobblestone Cheese Bread is a great way to get your Disney and cheese fix in one wonderfully carby treat!
What are your favorite dishes that feature cheese at WDW? Do you prefer it straight up or incorporated into a dish? Let us know!