On the Set of Big Cheese in Los Angeles
Learning from the Master
Chef Eric Greenspan has long been considered the unofficial guru of grilled cheese himself. Here the guys learn his secrets while visiting his shop, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese.
Behind the counter at Pizzanista, Michael gets a lesson on the eatery's famously cheesy pies.
With toppings like fresh vegetables, mushrooms, meat and, of course, the famed macaroni and cheese, there's a pizza for every personality at Pizzanista.
For the Love of Cheese
Seems like the decadence of all that cheese may have gone straight to Michael's head.
No longer is cheese just an ingredient. At Forma, wheels of pecorino are used as vessels in which to toss the pasta too. As the warm noodles are mixed with the sauce, they quickly pick up the rich flavor of the pecorino.
Cacio e Pepe 2.0
Those bits of black pepper studded among the pasta add bold flavor and a welcome texture to this hearty, comforting pasta at Forma.
Mission: Beer Belly
Charlie and Michael strike a pose in front of Beer Belly in Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood. The guys are here to sample the bar's beloved four-cheese grilled cheese.
Bring On the Bacon
Not only is this ooey-gooey grilled cheese made with four varieties of melty cheeses, but it's also layered with — what else? — smoky bacon, which delivers a welcome salty bite.
Want More Big Cheese?
Find out more about Michael and Charlie Kalish, and learn about their passion for all things cheese.
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