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35 Insane Cheese Dishes Everyone In Melbourne Needs To Try

They're ~un-brie-lievable~.

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1. The Grilled Halloumi at Hellenic Republic, Brunswick & Kew

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Hellllooo halloumi! Sometimes the simple things are the best, like this grilled halloumi with quince, juniper berry, pistachio, and mint from the Greek gods at Hellenic Republic.

2. The Cheese Flight at Milk the Cow, Carlton and St Kilda

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This is the only way to fly. Epic cheese matched with wines or beers from MTC. First class baby.

3. The Margherita Pizza at 400 Gradi, Brunswick East

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When a humble Melbourne pie wins the world’s best margherita pizza title, you know it’s time to hotfoot it to Brunny East.

4. The Spinach & Mushroom Empanadas at El Alamo, Prahran

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Cheese + pastry = match made in heaven. El Alamo stuffs these little beauties with spinach, mushies, parmesan AND mozzarella. Double the cheese and double the yum.

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5. The Raclette at Maker & Monger, Prahran

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Also in Prahran Market, Maker & Monger is a cheese lover’s paradise. As well as the best grilled cheese OF YOUR LIFE, they do a raclette melted on spuds that will blow your dairy-loving mind.

6. The Tiganites Patates at Gazi, Melbourne CBD

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You'll never want to eat normal chips again after tasting these bad boys, sprinkled with oregano, feta and garlic oil. George Calombaris for PM!

7. The Croque Madame at Shifty Chevre, Fitzroy

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There’s nothing shifty about this cute little wine and cheese bar/cafe hybrid. Their croque madame is on crack. Just look at her, in all her gooey, toasty glory.

8. The Elote Callejero at Mamasita, Melbourne CBD

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Mamasita’s famous street-style cobs with queso, chipotle mayo and lime are well worth the inevitable Collins Street queue.

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9. The Lobster Mac & Cheese at Meatmaiden, Melbourne CBD

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If there was a dish that could out food-porn all food porn, this would be it folks.

10. The Double Patty Smash at Rockwell & Sons, Collingwood

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IMHO the droolworthy Double Patty Smash, with Kraft cheese and special sauce, is Melbourne’s best burger.

11. The Pulled Pork & Gruyère Doughnuts at Hell of the North, Fitzroy

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We’ll be peed off as hell if these delish savoury doughnuts ever get dropped from the menu at Fitzroy hotspot, Hell of the North.

12. The Chilli Cheese Fries at BOY & Co, Malvern

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Curb your carb cravings at Malvern shake and fry joint, BOY & Co. So good they'll bring a tear to your eye.

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13. The Chicken Parma at Prahran Hotel, Prahran

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Holy schnit, this parma is good. Crispy, juicy crumbed chicken, oodles of sauce, and cheese for days.

14. The Ricotta & Jam Cigars at Oasis Bakery, Murrumbeena

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If it’s a sweet cheesy treat you seek, these ricotta and jam cigars are hella good. Drizzled with orange blossom syrup and sprinkled with crushed pistachios, they’ll slay that pesky sweet tooth.

15. The Le Jolie Bacon & Eggs at Le Jolie Cafe, Pascoe Vale

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Creamy, dreamy scrambles served with cheese and bacon on a brioche bun. Jolly good stuff.

16. The Chilli Cheese Fries at Le Bon Ton, Collingwood

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Fry me a river. Preferably full of the chilli cheese chippies from Le Bon Ton.

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17. The Pea & Haloumi Fritters at Sardi, Hawthorn

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Hawthorn’s Sardi does a breakfast of champions for Melbourne cheese fiends. The huge serve of pea and halloumi fritters comes with relish, bacon and poached eggs. Delish.

18. The Mack Toastie from TOASTA, Various Locations

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This toastie-flingin’ food truck has lots of cheesy specials on rotation. Keen an eye out for ‘Mack’. Filled with mac ‘n’ cheese, obvs.

19. The Tuna Melt Spud at Spudbar, Various Locations

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If canned fish if your thing, Spudbar does a tuna melt baked spud. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

20. The Spinach & Feta Boreg at Sezar, Melbourne CBD

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Kind of like Armenian spring rolls, served with super yum Aleppo pepper mayo.

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21. The Legend at Breakfast Thieves, Fitzroy

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Nothing but spiced baked eggs with hot chorizo, mushrooms, peas, sweet corn and feta with herbed garlic toast from these Fitzroy legends.

22. The Smashed Avo at Three Bags Full, Abbotsford

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Oh, you know, just the best smashed avo EVER. Yarra Valley feta takes this simple dish to the next level.

23. The Taleggio, Potato and Wild Mushroom Pizza at DOC, Carlton

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The holy trinity of pizza toppings.

24. The Trucker Chips at Mr Burger, Various Locations

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Fries, bacon, cheese and special sauce. Dirty truckers.

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25. The Chilli Cheese Dog at Trunk Diner, Melbourne CBD

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Hot diggity damn!

26. The Meatball Pasta at Etto Pasta Bar, Various Locations

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‘On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese…’

27. A Wedding Cake Made of Cheese from Spring Street Grocer, Melbourne CBD

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Why choose fondant when you can go fromage? It’s almost enough to make you want to take the plunge. Hit these guys up for all your dairy desires.

28. The Canolli at La Formaggeria, St Kilda

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Holy canolli, these ricotta-filled delights are to die for.

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29. The Vanilla Poached Quince on Toast at Crompton Coffee, Richmond

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Yes, we know this is fig. Now sadly out of season so off the menu at Richmond’s very own toast cafe. But we reckon the quince update sounds almost as good, paired with ricotta, honey and black pepper.

30. All of the Cheese at Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder, Richmond

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Cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese. The board of your dreams is being crafted here as you read.

31. The Ricotta Hotcakes at The Kettle Black, South Melbourne

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Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

32. Even More Cheese at Harper & Blohm, Essendon

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Did someone say cheese?

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33. The Mac & Cheese at Mr Big Stuff, Melbourne CBD

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Our favourite Mr Big goes even bigger with the addition of not one, but THREE cheeses to one serve of mac.

34. The Zucchini, Corn & Haloumi Fritters at Axil Coffee Roasters, Hawthorn

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Served with a poached egg, avocado, spinach and relish, these fritters are the business.

35. The Melbourne Madness Burger at Easey’s, Collingwood

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Easily one of the biggest, baddest burgers in town. Think double beef patty, triple American cheddar, bacon, potato cake, dim sim, jalapenos, pickles, onions, ketchup and mustard. Mad? Yes. But flippin’ tasty too.