Do I want parmesan on top? Is that even a question? If you are baffled by those who would ever opt out of the meltable savoury deliciousness, then this article is for you. Whether it’s on a pizza, in a toastie or carefully curated via charcuterie board, here is the catalogue of Perth’s cheesiest foods and where to find them.
What is this Elizabeth Quay burger joint offering cheese wise? Nestled amongst a toasted brioche bun, 100% Aussie organic meat and obligatory burger salad is a slice of double American cheese. Milky Lane teleports us to the states with burgers named after your favourite rapper and desserts to take us from sugar high into a food coma. We’ll take a Big Poppa and Fried Chicken Weezy, thanks.
Whilst you’re in the empire state of mind, polish off your US food tour with a slice from Mack Daddy’s in Mount Lawley. Home to Perth’s only NYC-style slice, they have the biggest, cheesiest pizzas in P-town. Pay homage to your cheese devotion with their All Eyes on Cheese, featuring mozzarella, parmesan, bocconcini oregano and garlic oil on a creamy ricotta sauce base. Add on some mozzarella sticks while you’re at it.
For some of the most satisfying, cheesiest food in Perth, experience the toastie of a lifetime starting at $5. From humble CBD laneway beginnings in 2013, Toastface Grillah has expanded to Northbridge, Margaret River and Scarborough. For the ultimate cheesiness, get yourself a Thrillacheese with American cheese dipping sauce.
A hidden gem in Scarborough locals don’t want you to know about, Pizzaca boasts mouth-watering woodfired pizza and pasta. The family-run business offers flavours for the simplest to the more experienced palate, sourcing local produce and supplies whenever possible. If you’re unsure what to order, start with the cheese and fruit plate before sampling the holy grail, Pesto Provolone stuffed gnocchi with brown hazelnut butter.
Before the industrial era, homes contained a hearth, where you used fire for cooking and heating your home. Hearth is the namesake for a timeless dining experience at The Ritz Carlton. The masterminds at the artisan restaurant remind us how exquisite flavours can be using old-world techniques. Luckily for you, they have a soft spot for cheese. Try something different with cheese for dessert, like their Artisan WA cheese selection, with condiments of course, and polish it off with Camembert Cheese Ice Cream.
With locations in Northbridge and Morley, you won’t have to travel far for your decadent cheesy burger fix from Varsity. The lovers of sport and good times offer a classic Cheeseburger, Cheese Deluxe, Double Cheese and Double Deluxe, and that’s just burgers. Order a side of cheesy loaded fries and a milkshake to wash it all down, and you’ll be getting wheeled out of there. Don’t miss their happy hour for drinks with a discount between 5-6:00 PM.
Dubbed Perth’s friendliest small bar, you’ll find Lot20 around the corner from Boola Bardip WA Museum. Close out an evening wandering through town with a cheese board and vino; good luck picking between Bleu D’Auvergne, King Island Double Brie or Maese Miquel Manchego, all served with fresh bread and crostini. This might be the most indulgent way to do cheese in Perth. They also do mac and cheese bites, just saying.
For outrageous dosings of Formaggio a top Italian classics, look no further than Maruzzella. The family-owned establishment is dedicated to providing an authentic Italian dining experience, even going as far as importing their Fior Di LAtter Mozzarella and Buffalo cheese from Italy every week. If this is your first time visiting the East Perth restaurant, order the Gnocchi 4 Formaggi or Fettuccine Pesto with 18 months of aged parmesan cheese. Molto bene!