The cheese toastie is something that will never fail us and has a special place in our hearts. Two slices of toasted white bread, soaking up the thick slabs of melted butter, fistfuls of ooey-gooey melted cheese and sour, crunchy pickles is a snack that Kiwis are no strangers to and it’s time to celebrate this staple delicacy!
McClure’s Pickles and Coffee Supreme have teamed up and are giving the cheese toastie the respect it deserves with the Great New Zealand Toastie Tour which is running throughout August! More than 20 eateries and food outlets from Auckland and all around New Zealand have hopped on board to serve up their own unique take on the perfect toastie.
Let us just give you a little run down on what to expect because things are about to get real. The Fed have taken things up-a-notch with their three-cheese toastie and yes, their infamous cheese curds are included! Wellington’s Baker Gramercy has gone down a more bougie route with their kumara sourdough and béchamel sauce and Christchurch’s Terra Viva Café will be adding duck to the humble sammie. Vegans, don’t you worry as McClure’s and Supreme have got your backs too! You can get your hands on a fully vegan grilled cheese with vegan pastrami at the Devonport local café, Vondel!
With each and every adding their own bit of magic to the quintessential snack, all of them will include pickles from no other than McClure’s, an underrated but mandatory element to the grilled cheese sandwich. It adds crunch, cuts the greasiness of the butter and cheese, you really can’t go wrong. So get amongst it, take this month by storm and start your cheesy journey. Here is the list of participating eateries, pick one and get started!
What: The Great New Zealand Toastie Tour by McClure’s Pickles & Coffee Supreme
When: All of August
Where: Multiple locations, click here for the full list
Image Credit: Babiche Martens