Putting a man on the moon was briefly considered mankind's greatest achievement, until Neil Armstrong invented sliced bread. Savour civilization's finest creation with today's Groupon: for $7, you get two specialty grilled-cheese sandwiches at Leslieville Cheese Market & Fine Foods (a $14 value).
Leslieville Cheese Market & Fine Foods slings panini-style grilled-cheese sandwiches previously named best in Toronto by BlogTO. Customers chomp into crunchy specialty creations that ooze with star attractions from a cast of local, global, and lunar cheeses. Grilled gems such as the classic grilled cheese, made with aged cheddar and muenster, pair agreeably with green-tomato chutney, piri piri, and a host of other distinctive housemade dips. Each sandwich is carefully heated for six minutes in a panini press to optimally balance its gooey and crispy textures and leave griddle marks in the shape of the Mona Lisa nibbling on some muenster. The shop's friendly staff can also recommend their favourite cheeses or show off the shop's gourmet cheese boards and catering platters.
Leslieville Cheese Market
Whether crowned with berries or decorated like castles, wedding cakes from Leslieville Cheese Market look just like traditional nuptial desserts. There's just one difference: every cake is made from wheels of cheese. But despite being the most extravagant dish Leslieville's team makes from its stock of local and global cheeses, cakes are upstaged by the eatery's most popular dish.
That would be the grilled-cheese sandwich, named one of the best in Toronto by BlogTO. Each sports gourmet fixings – from aged white cheddar to artichoke hearts – between slices of house-made rye grilled for exactly six minutes on panini presses. More sandwiches adorn Leslieville's catered platters, as do smoked salmon, cured meats, and plenty of cheeses, including vegetarian-friendly rennet-free brands. To further spread their cheese appreciation, Leslieville's proprietors host private tastings and classes focused on skills such as pairing cheese with beer or anything .
381 Donlands Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4J 3S1