Where To Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day In The Valley

Today, Thursday, January 20 marks a special day for cheese lovers across the nation. Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day with delicious dishes from restaurants across the Valley and take this opportunity to indulge in the cheesy goodness this upcoming Thursday. Below is an array of options as a guide for all-things cheese!

Blue Clover Distillery 

7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dive into Blue Clover Distillery’s delicious build-your-own pizza ($10) menu, or BYOP, that offers handcrafted, made-from-scratch pizza dough topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and your choice of marinara sauce or garlic spread. Stick with the classic cheese, or add additional toppings like mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, or EXTRA cheese all for just $1 each. Order a side of Blue Clover’s signature Hatch green chile ranch for dipping.


21001 N. Tatum Blvd #95, Phoenix, AZ 85050

ComicX is a hub for all things superheroes, life-sized comic book figurines, and delicious cheesy eats including the Mozzarella Tower ($14) with a stack of golden brown, garlic parmesan mozzarella sticks accompanied by house marinara sauce for dipping. Rocket’s Dirty Nachos ($17) is a fan favorite with its crispy tortillas, Fresno queso sauce, chicken confit, cheese blend, fried beans, pico de gallo, avocado crema, sweet pickled onions, and jalapeños. Go cheesy or go home with the Cheesiest Mac of Macs ($9) and the Captain’s Grilled Cheese ($16) with cheddar, American, provolone, parmesan, garlic aioli, spicy mustard with a side of legendary tomato bisque.

Hash Kitchen

8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day with a delicious brunch at Hash Kitchen. Try staples like the Chicken Drum Pop Hash ($19) made with three fried chicken drum pops, fried mozzarella cheese curds, chives, poached eggs, and Louisiana hot sauce hollandaise or The Best F#*%ing Birria Hash ($19) made with slow chili braised beef, hash potatoes, mozzarella cheese, taco shells, diced white onions, cilantro, fried egg, and consommé. For a cheesy breakfast twist, try the Breakfast Sliders ($15) made with bacon jam, roasted ham, bacon, pepper jack cheese, fried egg, and steak cut fries or the Effin’ Huge English Muffin ($16) consisting of a giant English muffin, carved brown sugar ham, crispy hash browns, fried eggs, American cheese and a side of hollandaise sauce.


101 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283

7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard #1056, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cheese is an essential component of Mexican food. It adds salty and savory elements to enchiladas, tacos, burros, and more. Someburros has an abundance of cheese Sonoran-style Mexican eats like their cheese enchiladas ($3.55) and nachos ($6.55) made with refried beans, cheese, jalapeños, and tomatoes. Other must-try items are the Borracho Burro ($10.55) filled with green chili beef, covered with green sauce and melted cheese, topped with sour cream and guacamole, and the Rod Burro ($10.95) comprised of green and red chili beef, refried beans, chorizo, white onions topped with both red and green enchilada sauce and melted cheese. 

CRUjiente Tacos

3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Queso dip is one of the most popular cheese dishes throughout the world. Come celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day in true fashion with CRUjiente Tacos authentic queso that includes fresh tortilla chips, chorizo, roasted poblano, onion, cotija, and cilantro ($9).

The Italian Daughter

23687 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite #120, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

The Italian Daughter offers top-tier stone-fired 12-inch pizzas that are absolutely authentic and delicious. Fan-favorite pizzas include the Margherita Pizza ($16) topped with Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, and an extra virgin olive oil drizzle and The Daughter’s White Pie ($17) made with herbed ricotta, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano, garlic confit, and e.v.o.o. The Traditional Charcuterie Board ($26) crafted with artisanal meats, cheeses, traditional accompaniments, and toast.

The Mexicano

4801 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Get the party started on National Cheese Lover’s Day with The Mexicano’s most popular cheesy dishes. Try the Birria Nachos ($15) made with pinto bean refritto, chipotle scented cheese sauce, menonita cheese, asadero cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeño, poblano cream, and braised beef, or the Cheese Enchilada ($15) made with tomato sauce, menonita cheese, iceberg, and asadero cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, and mild salsa roja. Go extra cheesy with one of the machete options; a three-foot-long quesadilla that’s large enough to serve the whole table and comes with cheese as one of the main ingredients with variations like birria ($36) or chicken tinga ($32).

The Sicilian Butcher

9780 W. Northern Ave. Suite #1100, Peoria, AZ 85345

15530 N. Tatum Blvd Suite #140, Phoenix, AZ 85032

3151 W. Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85226

Cheese is incorporated in dishes throughout the world, and The Sicilian Butcher ensures it includes the best cheesy ingredients in its authentic menu items. Favorites include the Zucchini Blossom and Burrata Pizza ($19) topped with bechamel, squash blossoms, burrata cheese, and Calabrian hot honey, along with the Italian Saganaki ($15) crafted with imported fontinella cheese that’s flambeed tableside and served with lemon and ciabatta. Indulge in a five-foot-long Sicilian in Strada charcuterie board ($16 per person/4 person minimum) which includes panelli fritters, cazilli, suppli, craft meatballs with creamy polenta, artisanal meats and cheeses, pickled condiments, jams, and traditional bruschetta – or opt for the smaller option with the Cured Meat and Cheese Board ($10 per person/2 person minimum) crafted with artisanal cured meats, cheeses, pickled condiments, jams and toast points.


3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Guests can dine in the elegant atmosphere of Tomaso’s for National Cheese Lover’s Day. Tomaso’s serves authentic dishes like the Best Ever Lasagna ($26) with multi-layer pasta rags, three meat ragu, ricotta, mozzarella, and bechamel, and the Eggplant Tortino and Butternut Squash Ravioli ($28) with multi-layers of eggplant, mozzarella, bechamel, and tomato herb sauce. Have a cheesy moment with a Burrata and Prosciutto Tasting ($18) which includes burrata, vine ripe tomatoes, Prosciutto di San Daniele and e.v.o.o and balsamic pearls.


4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85215

Zinqué is a Parisian-inspired cafe, bistro, and wine bar located in the Scottsdale Fashion Square. Open from day to night, guests can experiment with different cheesy menu items such as the Cheese Plate ($19), made with an array of unique French cheeses like brie (Rodolphe le Meunier), 8-month aged Comté, and Epoisses. Another delicious and authentic French item is the Quiche Lorraine ($17). It’s filled with a light egg-based custard with heavy cream and stuffed with sharp aged Gruyère cheese and pancetta and baked until it reaches a flaky pastry crust and paired with a side of fresh, crisp mixed greens.
Featured Image Credit: Zinqué