Whether or not you're into science, you're going to want to listen to this. Salty foods like cheese are said to give you an actual dopamine hit. Who doesn't want that, am I right? That's why we've scoped out the best cheese in Seattle to not just make you feel like you're on top of the world but your boo too.
Whether it's pizzas loaded with mac 'n' cheese, comforting grilled toasts or trays of cheddar, gouda or brie to go with your wine sips, there's something about this food that automatically makes the party worth your while.
We're yet to come across someone who dislikes it, but if cheese is more than your bae, here are the best spots to hit in Emerald City.
Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Address: 1600 Pike Pl., Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Have you ever watched how cheese is made? You can do that at this spot while snacking on everything from their "World's Best" Mac & Cheese to the gooiest grilled sandwiches.
Address: 1009 E Pike St., Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: If two of your favorite foods are pizza and macaroni & cheese, you'll not have to choose at this spot. On Macaroni Mondays, their cheesy pizzas are cooked with the comforting pasta on top!
The Grilled Cheese Experience
Address: 434 Yale Ave. N, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: They have several gourmet grilled sandwiches — all made with parmesan-crusted sourdough bread. Oh, and their mac 'n' cheese is smokey and grilled! If you love food trucks + comfy grills, be on the lookout for other wheels like The Cheese Pit and Cheese Wizards too.
Address: Food truck, check for location schedule here
Why You Need To Go: We know nachos come with cheese. Theirs are made with organic milk and the loaded toppings are oozing with fontina and cheddar sauce, cotija and gorgonzola. We'd get in line for this.
Address: 1530 Pike Pl., Seattle, WA 98101
Why You Need To Go: Surprise your date with these Instagrammable, bite-sized cheesecakes if you're ever on a date in or near Pike Place.
Dino's Tomato Pie
Address: 1524 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Their New Jersey-style pizzas are so loaded with parm and aged mozzarella that you'll hear people saying "cheesus crust!" Their pies come in squares too and are only $3 a slice.
Address: Farmer's markets around Seattle. Check here for the schedule.
Why You Need To Go: Their buttery, baked delicacies come stuffed with mac 'n' cheese or a whole lot of creative ingredients with smoked swiss, parm or mozzarella. They also have a sweet guava blend with ricotta.
Joyce's Market And Cafe
Cuisine: Cheese/ tapas bar
Address: 2717 E Union St., Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: This cute bistro is a date spot in itself. But add their Pimento cheese fondue baked in a skillet and served with crostini and fruit, cheese platters or grilled varieties, and you've hit home.
DeLaurenti Food & Wine
Address: 1435 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
Why You Need To Go: This spot will make you feel like you're in Europe. You can pick from their extensive list of cured meats and cheese, and throw in some breadsticks and olives into their adorable charcuterie cones for a date on-the-go.
The Crumpet Shop
Address: 1503 1st Ave., Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Whether it's slathered with cream cheese or stuffed with ricotta, these English cakes are a once-in-a-lifetime kinda thing. And they're all less than $10 too!
Crumble & Flake
Price: 💸 💸
Address: 1500 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA
Why You Need To Go: Alright, who doesn't love a good croissant? Add to that, savory ones like jalapeno cheddar or smoked paprika & cheddar, and you're probably in heaven. While you're at it, get dessert — apricot scones bursting with blue cheese. It's life-changing.