5 Menu Items Every Cheese Lover Needs to Try

Whether it’s a fabulous charcuterie board or an indulgent pasta dish, there’s simply nothing better than an assortment of cheese to bring your meal to the next level. Whether you read the menu at Marker 32 or take a look at the appetizer options at Valley Smoke, cheese is prominently featured in many of our dishes.

Burrata of The Moment

We all know and love fresh mozzarella, but let’s take it a step further with a fresh burrata starter. Are you wondering, “what in the world is burrata?” Don’t worry we have the lowdown that’ll make your mouth water: burrata is mozzarella that’s turned into a pouch and then filled with cream and curd. Take a slice of fresh burrata, a slice of our toasted house-made bread and some garnishes, you’ll be in cheese heaven.

Artisan Cheese Platter

Why limit yourself to just one cheese? Try an assortment to figure out which cheeses are your favorite. There are many different types of cheese, which makes it difficult to choose. Lucky for you, we serve the chef’s top three choices of cheese along with charcuterie and the best cheese board garnishes. Try a little bit of each or have a lot of your favorite, you really can’t go wrong.

Fried Green Tomatoes

You might think to yourself, “fried green tomatoes don’t scream ‘cheese’…” Well, no fear, we have created the best fried green tomato recipe that includes Florida white cheddar pimento. One of the tastiest cheeses, on top of a southern staple, what’s better than that? Not much, if you ask us. Crispy and cheese-y are two of our favorite adjectives and this dish has both!

Braised Meatballs

Meat and cheese pairings are beyond our wildest dreams. Especially when it’s a savory meatball served with deliciously shaved manchego. This cheese hails from the lands of Spain and definitely give off a Spanish flare when served properly. We suggest pairing manchego with a sherry to sweeten the deal. An order of our braised meatballs will satisfy that cheese craving in no time.

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Cheesecake is not necessarily the typical “cheese-y” dish, but it is a creamy dessert because of the loads of cream cheese in the body of the dish. Who doesn’t love a good dose of cream cheese? This dessert is a sweet take in the cheese world but has the same creamy texture we all know and love. The banana pudding flavor is just an added bonus! Southern classics aren’t the same without a dash of cheese. All on top of a graham cracker crust for a beautiful crunch to compliment all of the creaminess.

We are firm believers in the fact that cheese makes everything better. From starters to a dessert, cheese is always an option. We have some of the best cheeses out there, pick from some of our favorites and we promise you won’t regret it! Stop in and ask us about our specials to see which ones highlight your favorite cheeses. We’re here for all of your cheese needs… and then some!