Have you always thought of it as amuse bouche, appetizer or dessert plate? Cheese is the main attraction for the turophiles at these restaurants.
Cheese is king at this large, brassy bistro, where it's not too much to have gougeres, a cheese plate AND fondue. A perfect spot for a fun Sunday brunch or loud, lively dinner. The cheese cave is the place to reserve for a special dinner, and don't forget about their ubercheese picnic baskets to go. A retail shop on the side of the restaurant allows you to supplement what's in the picnic baskets or pick out a perfect gift. The servers are professionals, and the sommelier will patiently pick out a bottle or glasses from the excellent wine list with each member of your party.
I love this warm, friendly, perpetually-crowded after-work/neighborhood spot, where I go to grab delicious wine with friends. Their cheeses span the gamut, from sheep to goat, cheddar to gouda to blue, French to Spanish. A lovely brunch as well on weekends, featuring Turkish, Spanish, Greek, Dutch or even Balkan prix fixes!
Perhaps too-delicious Morris Truck could lure a gal away from her desk for too long so she could have two servings! The Aussie is sweetly satisfying while the Delicate is truffle pig heaven.
Beecher's, which handmakes its own cheese, is also a purveyor of Mast Brothers chocolate and McClure's pickle chips. Try a delicious cheesy sandwich from the deli upstairs or head downstairs for a strong cocktail and a plate of mac and cheese.
Do as East Williamsburgers do at this outpost of the CUP/Brooklyn Mac dynasty -- smother your cheesiness in hot sauce. I like the "Red Hook," bacon and smoked gouda. Vegan cheese is available!
As soon as you walk into this gourmet deli, the scents of delicious cheese and toasted bread hit you. The sandwiches here are delicious, toasty, meaty, fontina-y affairs, and the gourmet groceries are unparalleled in this neighborhood for local flair and high taste. Black truffle sausage? Ovenly spicy bacon caramel corn? Yes, please!