Say: “cheese!” Now smile and say: “cheese fondue.” That’s the picture of a tasty Friday or Saturday evening at Good Cheese. It’s located smack dab on the Chinatown strip in Toronto’s east end.
This store features a display of many local cheeses from Ontario and a host of more international varieties. But that’s not why we come here. My wife and I are addicted to the warm, thick, cheesy goodness that comes with bread, pickled green beans, cauliflower, tomatoes and apple slices for dipping. This (kirsch-free) fondue has a Gouda-like texture and a Gruyere-like flavour profile. It serves two, but we always add a platter of charcuterie, select cheeses and other goodies. A daily terrine and three sandwiches, including Wok & Roast Pork with Pecorino cheese and apple rosemary jelly, round out the menu.
A good bet for drink accompaniment is one of their many rotating craft beers in bottles or as draught. Tonight I choose a glass of red ale from the Dominion Brewery on Queen Street East. My wife prefers to sparkle with a Prosecco, but red and white wines are also available. Come here on Sunday, and your bottle of wine is half price. Though sadly, fondue is only served on Fridays and Saturdays. 🙁
The good life needs to include yummy cheese and Good Cheese is as good as it gets.
What’s Spot On:
• Small gallery of vintage Kraft cheese ads.
• Next to the delightfully weird Farside Bar for a night cap.