Cheese is one of the most universally loved foods. It's like the goopy, melty glue that holds together every other meal.
To celebrate National Cheese Day, we found several primary cheese dishes, like cheese fries, and the best places that serve them.
Here are 29 restaurants in Utah County with cheese covered dishes.
— By Kurt Hanson, Daily Herald
What makes those little fried strips of potato and grease even better? Dumping gooey, melty cheese on top. And Utah County has a list of some amazing cheese fry specialists!
Location: 80 W. 1000 North, Spanish Fork
Locations: 1258 N. State St., Provo; 3700 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 515 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork
Location: 1796 N. University Parkway, Provo
Bruges Waffles and Frites
Location: 42 W. Center St., Provo
Locations: 601 W. Main St., American Fork; 350 E. University Parkway, Orem
Hot Rod Diner
Location: 175 E. Main St., Santaquin
Location: 62 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Whether you're young or young at heart, nothing beats a toasty grilled cheese sandwich for beating a chilly day or just diving tastebuds first into a plate of nostalgia.
The Mouse Trap
Location: Varies, check http://facebook.com/The-Mouse-Trap-Truck for times and locations.
Location: 63 E. Main St., Pleasant Grove
Station 22 Cafe
Location: 22 W. Center St., Provo
Location: 1620 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo
If you've never had a competition between your school-age friends to see who has the stringiest slice of cheese pizza, you've really never lived. Recreate those memories at these cheesy pizza places.
Address: 541 E. University Parkway, Suite B; Orem
Address: 320 S. State St. #185, Orem
Two Jack's Pizza
Address: 80 W. Center St., Provo; 30 N. Main St., Spanish Fork; 171 N. Main St., Springville
Firebird Pizza and Pasta
Address: 93 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
Locations: 520 N. Main St., Springville; 684 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo
Address: 671 E. 800 North, Provo; 3430 Ashton Blvd., Lehi
Lucy’s New York Style Pizzeria
Address: 59 S. State St., Orem
Mac and Cheese
There’s nothing quite like opening a box of Kraft Mac N’ Cheese, ripping into that packet of highlighter orange cheese powder, and chowing down on a bowl full of nostalgia.
But in case those seem just a little juvenile to you, there are plenty of restaurants across the valley that serve up Macaroni and Cheese that are sure to blow you away.
Bam Bam’s BBQ
Location: 1708 S. State St., Orem
Location: 70 N. State St., Lindon
Five Star BBQ
Location: 70 N. Geneva Road, Orem
Art City Trolley
Location: 256 N. Main St., Springville
Location: 336 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
Good Thyme Eatery
Location: 63 E. Center St., Provo
Nachos are one of the most versatile yet simplistic Tex-Mex dishes out there. All you really need is a bag of chips and some cheese.
But if you really want to take your nacho game up a notch, check out some of these restaurants where the cheese beautifully weighs down every bite of nacho.
Location: 575 E. University Parkway, Orem
Location: 970 W. 800 North, Orem
Location: 132 W. 900 North, Spanish Fork
Location: 333 N. Main St., Springville
Location: 747 N. Main St., Spanish Fork