Mac and cheese at Oddfellows Cafe + Bar Nelle Clark

Cheese, Please

Artisan cheese is on the rise in Seattle for plenty of gooey-good eats.

Begin your foray into the city’s fromage front at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (*1600 Pike Pl;, where the flagship penne mac and cheese is a frontrunner. Oddfellows Cafe + Bar (1525 10th Ave; and Skillet (multiple locations; also serve mouthwatering mac and cheese, while Bitterroot (5239 Ballard Ave NW; in Ballard offers build-your-own options, with add-ins like pulled pork.

For creative takes on grilled cheese—with names like Voldemortadella—stop by the new brick-and-mortar outpost of Cheese Wizards (3205 15th Ave W;, which started as a popular food truck.

When it comes to cheese boards, Seattle’s game is strong. French bistro Le Pichet (1933 First Ave; might top the list, with extensive charcuterie and wine-pairing options for its euro-centric cheeses. Capitol Hill’s Poppy (622 Broadway E; serves a starter cheese plate with farmstead cheeses and chutney, and neighboring Bitter/Raw inside Lark (952 E Seneca St; mixes European and Northwest cheeses from local producers. In nearby Madrona, Bottlehouse (1416 34th Ave; wine bar boasts a board of seasonal cheeses personalized by its cheesemonger to pair with your drink of choice, plus a dessert cheese board if you’re in the mood for something sweet.

Round out your cheese tour at Kurt Farm Shop (1424 11th Ave; Tucked in Capitol Hill’s market-concept Chophouse Row, the walk-up sells signature varieties from its Vashon Island farm.

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