we investigate some seriously cheesy local appetizers
DOOLEY'S BROCCOLI BITES (above)
Some customers might look this appetizer over in favor of their most popular menu item, their homemade original recipe cheese curds, but they are sure worth a try! Or maybe just get both. These feature melt-in-your-mouth-cheese combined with small broccoli bites and bacon bits in a toasty breaded coating. The bacon adds a lingering smoky taste to the cheese that will leave your taste buds not in the mood to share with the rest of your table, and it’s served with a tangy honey mustard. Your momma always told you to eat your vegetables, but we’re not sure these count.
MOGIE'S SPUDS O'PLENTY
Regulars are obsessed with this appetizer, and after trying them, you will be, too! The crisp outer breading serves as a great shell of just the right amount of crunch to complement the awesomeness of what’s within. The mixture of soft, chopped-potatoes and creamy, delectable cheese is a combination you can’t miss out on. (Think tator tots meet cheese curds.) Break them open to let the steam out and watch the cheesy goodness slowly ooze before diving in. Dip ’em in ketchup or their buttermilk ranch sauce for a refreshing coolness in your mouth. Bring some friends along and take on the deadly trio of cheese apps: spuds and curds (white cheddar and jalapeño).
CANCUN'S QUESO FUNDIDO
Queso fundido literally translates as “molten cheese,” but after a taste I’m pretty sure it should just be cheesy fun. This appetizer drips with cheese. Seriously. You eat this appetizer by spooning this gooey mess of their cheese and sausage concoction onto a warm soft tortilla. The cheese is thick (comparable to grilled cheese consistency) and inside is ground Mexican sausage to roll up perfectly in your tortilla or on chips (after you run out of tortillas). And you’ll want to mop up every delicious bite. But keep a glass of something near you, cuz the sausage has a fiery bite!â¨