Cheesy Eats: 5 Of the Best Local Grilled Cheeses

you better brie-lieve these grilled cheese sandwiches reign supreme ...

Natalie Derks

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Every day is a Grate Day for grilled cheese. Wondering where to nab the Chippewa Valley’s best grilled cheese sandwiches, though? Look no further: according to the “Eau Claire Foodies” Facebook group, these grilled cheeses are as 'Gouda' as it gets! 

Girolamo’s Court’n House Bar & Grill (113 W Grand Ave) creams the competition with three (!)  grilled cheeses. Stick with the classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich, level up with the Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, or go all in with the Deluxe Grilled Cheese Sandwich (stuffed with tomato, onion, bacon, and mushrooms). 

To no surprise, Eau Claire folks love The French Press’s (2823 London Rd) take on the grilled cheese, a.k.a. The Normandy. Cheddar, mozzarella, apple slices, bacon, and pesto mayo all layered on grilled country white bread? Satisfaction guaranteed. 

Up next, SandBar and Grill (17643 50th Ave) offers the aptly named “Best Grilled Cheese Ever.” This Lake Wissota gem’s sammich is comprised of sharp white cheddar slices, bacon, and bourbon-glazed onions on sourdough — yum! 

Ready for more? Head down to Galloway Grille (409 Galloway St) for the Grilled Cheese Supreme! This melt-in-your-mouth sandwich consists of cheddar, Swiss, tomato, and bacon between parmesan-encrusted sourdough bread. Other offerings include cheese curds, burgers, wraps, and more. 

Northern Tap House (5020 Keystone Crossing) rounds out our list. Their soul-satisfying grilled cheese features a blend of Muenster, Swiss, white cheddar, and provolone cheese layered on sourdough — bacon optional. Plus, it comes with tomato soup for dipping.  Bon appétit!