The Grilled Cheeserie: A Cheese Lover’s Dream in Hillsboro

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In the heart of Hillsboro Village, The Grilled Cheeserie stands as a culinary landmark, transforming the simple pleasure of a grilled cheese sandwich into a gourmet experience. Founded by husband and wife team Joseph Bogan and Crystal De Luna-Bogan, a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, The Grilled Cheeserie has evolved from Nashville’s favorite food truck into a brick-and-mortar sensation that tantalizes the taste buds with its innovative and heartwarming cuisine​​.

Food Truck Origins

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches

The Grilled Cheeserie first hit the streets of Music City in 2010 as a food truck. Its popularity soared, thanks to its unique take on the grilled cheese sandwich, complemented by tomato soup and tater tots. After gaining national recognition and featuring in numerous magazines, the Bogans opened their first brick-and-mortar location in Hillsboro Village in 2017. This allowed them to expand their menu, offering a broader range of customization options and introducing delightful milkshakes to the mix​​.

Melting Hearts

The Grilled Cheeserie in Hillsboro is more than just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of comfort food, a testament to culinary innovation, and a warm, welcoming space for all who visit. Whether you’re a cheese aficionado or simply in search of a comforting meal, The Grilled Cheeserie promises an experience that’s both delicious and heartwarming.

What sets The Grilled Cheeserie apart is its commitment to high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. They partner with local farms and producers, ensuring that the food is not only delicious but also supports the local community and environment. This commitment to quality is evident in every bite, from the crisp, buttery bread to the perfectly melted cheese.

Inside The Grilled Cheeserie

Step into The Grilled Cheeserie, and you’re greeted by a diner-like interior that blends a modern aesthetic with a touch of nostalgia. The signature black, white, and yellow color palette creates a vibrant yet cozy atmosphere. The space, complete with a milkshake bar and picnic tables, is welcoming and casual, making it a perfect spot for a quick bite or a leisurely meal​​.

A Menu That Celebrates Cheese

Grilled cheese and tater tots

At the heart of The Grilled Cheeserie’s menu is, of course, the grilled cheese sandwich. But these aren’t your ordinary grilled cheese sandwiches. Each sandwich is a culinary masterpiece, blending unique flavors and textures to create something truly special. The menu offers a variety of options, from the classic American grilled cheese to more adventurous creations.

Signature Dishes

One of their signatures, the “Pimento Mac & Chee,” combines house-made pimento cheese with local cheddar, macaroni, and Benton’s bacon bits, creating a rich and indulgent treat. For those seeking a lighter option, the “Harvest Melty” combines butternut squash, caramelized onions, and kale for a delicious vegetarian option. And for the ultimate comfort food experience, the “B&B of Tennessee” features buttermilk cheddar, heritage bacon, and seasonal jam on multigrain bread.

Signature sandwiches like the Meatball Melt and Harvest Melt showcase the culinary creativity that The Grilled Cheeserie is known for. The Meatball Melt, for example, combines white cheddar with beef and pork belly meatballs, served on parmesan-crusted rosemary garlic bread with a side of roasted red pepper and tomato marinara​.

Mac & Cheese and Salads

But it’s not just about grilled cheese. The Grilled Cheeserie also offers a tantalizing array of mac & cheese options, each one a creamy, cheesy delight. The Spinach Artichoke and Buffalo South are just a few of the choices that elevate this classic comfort food to new heights. For those seeking lighter fare, the salad options, like the Strawberry Fields and Grilled Chicken Caesar, provide fresh and flavorful alternatives​

A Full Comfort Food Experience

The Grilled Cheeserie’s menu extends beyond grilled cheese sandwiches. They offer a variety of comforting sides like their creamy tomato soup – perfect for dipping your sandwich – and tater tots seasoned with their signature spice blend. Their milkshakes are another highlight, made with locally-sourced ice cream and available in classic and seasonal flavors.

Sweet Treats and Shakes

No meal at The Grilled Cheeserie is complete without indulging in one of their old-fashioned floats, milkshakes, or cookie melts. The milkshake bar serves up classics like The Peanut Butter Cup and The Hopscotch, each topped with house vanilla bean whipped cream. For those looking for a dairy-free option, the Vegan Coconut Shake is a refreshing choice​​​​.

The Grilled Cheeserie Experience

Grilled cheese sandwich meal with salad and chips

Apart from serving great food, Joseph and Crystal are dedicated to engaging with the community. Crystal’s role as the president of the Nashville Food Truck Association highlights their commitment to promoting and supporting the local food truck community. Their efforts go beyond running a successful restaurant; they are actively involved in shaping Nashville’s vibrant food culture​​.

The Grilled Cheeserie is a place where locals gather, families share meals, and friends meet for a casual hangout. The restaurant also participates in local events and festivals, further cementing its status as a beloved Nashville institution.

Rave Reviews and National Acclaim

The success of The Grilled Cheeserie is evident in its accolades. Featured on television shows like “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives“, the restaurant has been recognized both locally and nationally. Winning the title of Best Food Truck in The Nashville Scene for eight consecutive years, The Grilled Cheeserie is a true culinary star in Nashville’s food scene​​.

The Grilled Cheeserie in Hillsboro

As you plan your next visit to Nashville, or if you’re a local looking for your next culinary adventure, be sure to add The Grilled Cheeserie to your list. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience that will leave you with a full stomach, a happy heart, and a newfound appreciation for the art of the grilled cheese sandwich.

With its combination of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, hearty mac & cheese, refreshing salads, and decadent milkshakes, there’s something for everyone. So come on down, take a seat, and get ready to indulge in some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches Nashville has to offer. After all, life is too short not to enjoy some good cheese!


Monday – Friday: 11AM – 9PM
Saturday: 11AM – 9PM
Sunday: 11AM – 9PM

Contact Info

Phone: (615) 203-0351

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