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Cheesetique Cheese & Wine Bar

2411 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
703-706-5300
www.cheesetique.com

CUISINE American, Bistro, Wine Bar

PRICE Under $12

HOURS Open for lunch, Friday through Sunday, dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.

DELIVERY No

TAKEOUT Yes

NVM AWARDS None

NEARBY METRO None

SPECIAL FEATURES

Lunch
Dinner
Happy Hour
Outdoor Dining
Takeout
Accepts Credit Cards



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NVM Review

(October 2008)

By Warren Rojas

Gourmet grilled-cheese aficionados can get their fill of molten dairy at Cheesetique’s chic (and cheeky) wine bar.

Cheesemonger Jill Erber brings in hundreds of cheeses for her retail operation, reserving some of the finest milk solids around for use in her rotating cheese boards and homemade sandwiches.

Manager Sarah Mason said their signature grilled-cheese combo—currently paired with either a spicy gazpacho or cayenne-infused cucumber-melon soup—is naturally “really, really popular.”

No argument here.

The calcium-rich construct fuses salty Taleggio and nutty Fontina with savory onion jam (didn’t get much sour, though the sweet was bolstered by the baked onion sourdough), while a smattering of mixed herbs does it best to deliver random flashes of garden freshness.

Their take on panini fills out buttery, grilled sourdough with a gooey mass of aged Grafton cheddar, mellow pear slices and diced pancetta (cheese envelops all, ham brings the savory, and the Bartlett pears add sweet crunch).

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