19 Cheese Dishes Every Cheese Lover Needs to Try in Manila

Do you love cheese as much as I do? Do you believe, like me, that dishes simply taste a million times better whenever they are smothered with cheese? Being a cheese addict, I know it can be quite hard to get a good cheese fix in Manila, so I’ve compiled the best cheese dishes we have tasted so far to help you out:

19 Cheese Dishes Every Cheese Lover Needs to Try in Manila

19. Planet Grapes’ Cheese Sampler

If you are looking for a place to have cheese and wine, then we would highly recommend Planet Grapes. Wine lovers of all ages can enjoy international wine here, made all the better with their delectable cheese sampler. No need to argue about which cheese to get because they’ve got various types available for your eating pleasure.

Planet Grapes Cheese Sampler

Photo from Planet Grapes’ Facebook page.

If you get hungrier and want to eat more than cheese, Planet Grapes also offers delicious Filipino comfort food created by foodies who understand the delights of Filipino cuisine, all with an intergalactic spin. Whether you want to try a traditional wine pairing, an adventurous meal, or just some great dessert, Planet Grapes menu is sure to delight.

Email: [email protected]­planetgrapes.com.ph

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlanetGrapes

You may also read our full feature on Planet Grapes here: Planet Grapes: Where Filipino Street Food Meets Wine


18. Tambayan Capsule Hostel’s Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger

Tambayan Capsule Hostel was created for the new generation of traveler, providing  innovative capsule accommodations designed for comfort and privacy. However, Tambayan Hostel isn’t just a hostel; they offer delicious food at their cafe lounge, on-site bars and rooftop restaurant, including their Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger – a delicious cheesy monstrosity well worth devouring.

Tambayan Hostel Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger

Photo from Tambayan Hostel’s IG page via @chabelicosco.

Address: 1607 J Bocobo St, Malate, 1004 Manila, Philippines

Email: [email protected]­tambayanhostel.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tambayanhostel/

Instagram: @tambayanhostel

17. Italianni’s Fritti

Italianni’s believes in making their guests feel like they’re in a real family-owned restaurant. Not only is the place always warm and inviting, but they also offer authentic Italian fare. We especially love their Fritti: deep fried sticks of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil served with marinara dip.

Italianni's Fritti

Photo from Italianni’s Philippines website.




16. Penny Lane’s Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese

On Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes, Paranaque, you will find a coffee shop that opens at night called Penny Lane. It’s the perfect go-to place for barkadas who wanna chill and people who simply want to have dinner and work on their laptops. Their coffee aside, though, they also serve outstanding waffles and this baby called the Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese. It is exactly what it is called: grilled cheese wrapped with layers of bacon. You’re welcome.

bacon wrapped grilled cheese sandwich penny lane

Address: 317 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, 1700 Parañaque

Email: [email protected]­gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=865937083451541&fref=ts

15. Tipple and Slaw’s Truffle Grilled Cheese

Tipple and Slaw serves unique sandwiches that both families and friends can enjoy. Raising the bar for artisan sandwiches, Tipple and Slaw have put together the finest ingredients you can think of between 2 slices of breads. Just take a look at their Truffled Grilled Cheese – custom-made white bread, four cheeses, homemade truffle paste and tomato soup, plus a shot of honey! This is best paired with Tipple and Slaw’s great cocktails and beer.

Tipple and Slaw Truffle Grilled Cheese

Photo from Tipple and Slaw’s Facebook page.

Address: 2nd floor, The Forum, 7th Ave. cor. Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines

Email: [email protected]­gmail.com



14. Avenue 75 Sports Bar’s Dynamite Cheese Sticks

Avenue 75 Sports Bar is the only sports bar in BF Homes, Paranaque with a laid-back and chill vibe, and they just happen to serve good food, too. Cheese sticks with a hot twist. That’s what Avenue 75 has to offer for this cheese dish list. If you like spice, these cheese sticks provide just the right amount of kick. Of course, these cheese sticks are best matched with some beer and good company – and if a sports game is on, then Avenue 75 is definitely the best place to be.

Avenue 75 Dynamite Cheese Sticks

Address: 75 Aguirre Ave. corner Gonzalez St., BF Homes Phase 2, 1720 Parañaque

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Avenue-75-Sports-Bar-368442482891

Read our full feature on Avenue 75 here: Avenue 75: The Best Sports Bar in the South

13. TGIFridays’ Parmesan Balls

TGIFridays is all about fun and getting together with friends over good food! Even when it isn’t a Friday, though, people flock to this place to enjoy good food. One appetiser you need to try if you’re a cheese lover? Their Parmesan Balls, which brings chicken and mozzarella cheese into round balls of awesome.

TGIF Parmesan Balls

Photo from TGIFridays’ Facebook page.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TGIFridaysPhilippines

12. Chili’s Texas Cheese Poppers

Similar to TGIFridays’ Parmesan Balls are Chili’s Texas Cheese Poppers. The difference? Chili’s Texas Cheese Poppers are served with chipotle ranch dipping sauce. They are also perfectly fried with a crisp, though. Top tip: make sure you eat them while they’re hot!

Chilis Texas Cheese Poppers

Photo from Chili’s Philippines’ Facebook Page.

Email: [email protected]­yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChilisPhilippines

11. Charlie’s Grind and Grill’s Fries

Regardless of what types of other toppings you prefer on your fries, you can be sure that all of the fries at Charlie’s Grind and Grill will have a ton of cheese on them, thanks to their delicious cheese sauce. Charlie’s has Cheese Fries, Garlic and Parmesan Fries, Animal Fries, and House Fries  to make your days a little cheesier.

Charlies Fries

Photo from Charlie’s Facebook page.

Address: 16 East Capitol Drive and Ronac Art Center

Email: [email protected]­charliesgrindandgrill.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charliesgrindandgrill

Read on for our Top 10 best cheese dishes in Manila!

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