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Creamy burrata, stringy mozzarella, melty camembert, crumbly feta or good old cheddar. There is a cheese for every palate. Cheese is a complex food made from a few simple ingredients. Each variety of cheese has a unique, taste, texture and nutritional profile. One can relish cheese anytime - with crackers, nuts, fruits, bread or in a host of savoury cheese dishes, as well as desserts. Getting exposed to various cuisines globally, the quest for better and newer cheese varieties is on the rise. What’s more, chefs today are creating exotic dishes using cheese but of course, the familiar cheese dishes are eternally comforting. Our top 5 picks when it comes to cheese dishes in Mumbai.
Double baked Camembert cheese Souffle at Shamiana, Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, Colaba
Shamiana may have a contemporary bistro concept now but old favourites like the Double Baked Camembert Cheese Soufflé was a must inclusion in the menu. After all, you cannot give up eating this light, fluffy and cheesy soufflé if you are dining here. This stellar dish from the erstwhile Zodiac Grill is something every gourmand enjoys. At Rs 485 it is an absolute steal and something no food lover should miss.
Chilli cheese kulcha at Bombay Brasserie, Worli
Kulcha is an integral part of an Indian meal and when it is a mini kulcha oozing with spicy cheese, it is absolutely irresistible. Indeed, the Chilli Cheese Kulcha here is a dish every diner orders and indulges in. The pillowy soft kulcha is a treat in every bite. This savoury item on the menu can be relished on its own and needs no accompaniment.
Chilli Cheese Toast at Tea Villa Café, Bandra
Cheese Toast conjures images of one’s childhood evening snack immediately and we all love it. This place serves one of the best versions in Mumbai. A bite into this cheese-laden toast and you are bound to be in a food coma. A must-try with your beverage here.
Mac n Cheese at D:OH, Lower Parel
No cheese lover can have enough of mac n cheese. And this one is no exception. The cheese-soaked macaroni tubes in an addictive layer of brioche and hazelnut crumbs, is the stuff dreams are made of, for any foodie. At Rs 222, this is not only a satisfying meal but also one that is easy-on-the-wallet.
Goat cheese tortellini at Theory, Lower Parel
This home-made pasta stuffed with goat cheese is pure delight for the taste buds. The hint of burnt sage brown butter in which the pasta is tossed by Chef Clyde, adds to the rustic flavours, making this dish a must try.
So indulge yourselves with your favourite cheese dishes at these restaurants in Mumbai. Counting calories can be saved for another day.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.