These 3 grilled cheese shops in WV will make your mouth water

What’s more satisfying than a buttery toasted sandwich of melted cheese goodness? These grilled cheeseries are serving up classic and gourmet grilled cheese concoctions that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

1. The Social Bar and Grilled Cheese

Located in Buckhannon, The Social Bar and Grilled Cheese boasts a gourmet grilled cheese menu that puts a cheesy spin on old favorites. Pull up a stool and order a classic grilled cheese panini, or choose from a variety of delicious cheese-based sandwiches from tuna melts to Phillies. Another favorite is the Caprese. Traditionally served as a salad with sliced mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil leaves drizzled in olive oil, here the mozzarella is melted and served on a grilled panini. Is your mouth watering yet? And, true to its name, the Social Bar also is a great place for socializing. Quench your thirst with a cold beer or a signature cocktail while you load the jukebox or shoot a game of billiards.

2. Cheese Louise

As home to West Virginia’s largest university, Morgantown has a lot of hungry college students. Cheese Louise offers up a custom menu to suit the palate of every hungry Mountaineer. Start with the melted goodness of American and muenster cheese on freshly baked white or wheat bread and pick from 15 toppings including tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, avocado, fried egg, arugula, caramelized onions, bacon, chicken and even steak. Sandwiches can be paired with a cup of classic tomato soup or the soup of the day. A menu highlight is the Smashed Pepperoni Roll. The official state food of West Virginia gets a new twist by adding locally made Oliverio peppers and smothering it in melted muenster and pepper jack cheese. Yum!

3. The Cheese Melt

The Cheese Melt promises “grown-up grilled cheese” served from its mobile food truck in the Wheeling area. With so many mouth-watering selections, it’s tough to know where to start! Build your own classic sandwich from your choice of 10 varieties of cheese: American, cheddar, mozzarella, baby swiss, hot pepper, chipotle, muenster, 4-blend Italian, gorgonzola or habanero. Upgrade to a classic plus by adding a topping of meat, veggies or even fruit. Or go all out with the melt, which includes your choice of two toppings. Specialty melts include the ever-popular Beale Street, loaded with hot pepper cheese, Gorgonzola and bacon and topped with Golden Delicious apple and kale. Side items include homemade tomato soup — just right for dunking that toasted sandwich!

Which grilled cheese sounds best to you?

This post was last updated on March 17, 2022