Feeling Bleu? Cheer Up at these 4 Metro Detroit Cheese Destinations


Did you know cheese is one of the oldest foods in recorded history? Historians do not know if it originated in Europe, Central Asia or the Middle East, but by the time the Roman Empire entered the picture, cheese was already an important trade item across the charted world. Regardless of its history, cheese is a staple of many food lovers, and those in metro Detroit deserve to know where they can let their taste buds savor the flavor of an extra-sharp cheddar or a mix of five cheeses.

Cutter’s Bar & Grill

Cutter’s, located in Eastern Market on Orleans Street, is a popular spot, especially during local sporting events. What brings in the cheese lovers are Cutter’s stuffed burgers. That’s right — cheese (and more) stuffed into a burger. Next time you’re at Cutter’s for a pre or post-game burger and brew, try the stuffed cheddar and bacon burger or the stuffed pepper jack and pepperoncini burger.

Mac Shack

No cheese lovers list would be complete without at least one mention of mac and cheese. The Mac Shack food truck is a great place to get gourmet mac and cheese in Detroit and can be found in several popular locations, like Eastern Market (where it got its start), Wayne State University and Campus Martius. Whether you’re just craving cheese and noodles (“Our Shack-Made Mac”) or want to get a little more adventurous (“I-80” – Our Shack-Made Mac with beef gravy, wild mushrooms, caramelized onions and a fried egg), Mac Shack has your cheese-loving taste buds covered.

I Luv Cheese

With two locations (Clinton Township and Detroit), and a name that doesn’t beat around the bush, I Luv Cheese knows how to get to the heart of metro Detroit’s cheese lovers. Whether you’re starting off with the Mac & Cheese Fire Balls, heading straight for the craft cheese sandwiches or building your own pasta bowl, I Luv Cheese has a speciality that oozes with creativity. Did we mention the sandwiches come with a “really cute petite Mac & Cheese?”

The Cheese Lady

The Cheese Lady has locations all across Michigan, with two in metro Detroit (Farmington & the newly-opened Rochester location), but each store doesn’t trade its small town charm for a franchise name. Known as The Cheese Lady Sisterhood, each store is owned by a woman or women who are passionate about fine cheeses and wines, and want to share their passion with their community. If you find yourself in downtown Farmington or Rochester, stop into The Cheese Lady and walk out with a new appreciation for the world of fine cheese.