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.
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.
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.
Photo from Tambayan Hostel’s IG page via @chabelicosco.
Address: 1607 J Bocobo St, Malate, 1004 Manila, Philippines
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.
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.
Address: 317 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, 1700 Parañaque
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.
Photo from Tipple and Slaw’s Facebook page.
Address: 2nd floor, The Forum, 7th Ave. cor. Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
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.
Address: 75 Aguirre Ave. corner Gonzalez St., BF Homes Phase 2, 1720 Parañaque
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.
Photo from TGIFridays’ Facebook page.
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!
Photo from Chili’s Philippines’ Facebook Page.
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.
Photo from Charlie’s Facebook page.
Address: 16 East Capitol Drive and Ronac Art Center
Read on for our Top 10 best cheese dishes in Manila!