Weekend Trips for the Cheese Lover

These festivals, trails and classes are a must for the cheese-obsessed.

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Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City

Host Chuey Martinez shows off the delicious pulled pork sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Chuey learns how to make pulled pork sandwiches at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue. 960 1280

  

Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin

Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin

Mark Avalos, co-owner of Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX, welcomes Chuey to his restaurant. 960 1280

  

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington

Chef Bill Eason shows Chuey how to rub down a whole hog and prepare it for the smoker at the Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC. 960 1280

  

Kannapolis, NC

Kannapolis, NC

Chef Eddie Smith introduces Chuey Martinez to his special pulled pork sauce in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Chuey loves the pulled pork sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

Chuey attends the City Employee Appreciation Picnic -- a big celebration of local BBQ in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Sugar Shack BBQ

Sugar Shack BBQ

Host Chuey Martinez visits Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC

At the Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC, chef Bill Eason shows Chuey Martinez how he uses a whole hog to make his delicious pulled pork. 960 1280

  

Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork

Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork

At Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX, host Chuey Martinez sinks his teeth into the Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork sandwich. 960 1280

  

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

People play a game of beanbag toss at the City Employee Appreciation Picnic in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Host Chuey Martinez meets Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue owner Doug Worgul in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

Notorious P.I.G.

Notorious P.I.G.

Sugar Shack BBQ co-owner Mark Avalos shows host Chuey Martinez where they make their famous Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork sandwich in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Mikey Roe at Butter

Mikey Roe at Butter

Mikey Roe holds up his Hawaiian Punch cocktail before diving into the deep-fried goodness that Butter is so well-known for.  960 1280

  

Butter in San Francisco

Butter in San Francisco

Butter is known to its patrons as a “trashy paradise.” 960 1280

  

An appetizer at Butter

An appetizer at Butter

An appetizer at Butter 960 1280

  

Mikey and Butter’s chef

Mikey and Butter’s chef

Mikey and Butter’s chef enjoy a late-night meal together. 960 1280

  

Butter in San Francisco

Butter in San Francisco

Butter’s menu includes everything from SpaghettiOs to deep-fried Twinkies.  960 1280

  

Butter in San Francisco

Butter in San Francisco

Mikey takes a bite out of the deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich at Butter. 960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Sam Yu, the owner of Yuet Lee in San Francisco’s Chinatown dares Mikey to try an extra-spicy dish.  960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Mikey catches a crab from the tank at Yuet Lee. 960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Mikey goes behind the scenes at Yuet Lee. 960 1280

  

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Yuet Lee in San Francisco

Even though the ginger crab is Mikey’s go-to dish at Yuet Lee, he trusts head chef Sam to give him something new.  960 1280

  

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's is a local staple in Muswell Hill, and proud to uphold the British tradition of fish and chips. 960 1280

  

Greek brothers George and Costas Georgious have owned Toff's since 1968. 960 1280

  

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Stop by Bea’s of Bloomsbury for high tea, where the owner has put a decidedly delicious take on traditional tea by serving it up with sweets like specialty cupcakes. The American import may be new to Brits, but they’ve definitely taken to the miniature cakes with gusto. 960 1280

  

Bea Vo puts the finishing touches on some strawberry cupcakes in her Camden Town Bakery. 960 1280

  

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke’s Brew and Que, one of London’s most popular restaurants, is where Americans can get a taste of home while also enjoying traditional English fare. The restaurant serves up delicious barbecue alongside Southern fried pickles and hand crafted Lagers and Ale. 960 1280

  

Duke's Brew and Que is jointly owned by American Byron Knight and Brit Logan Plant, who just happens to be the son of legendary Led Zeppelin lead singer, Robert Plant. 960 1280

  

Pulled pork on signature "Mini Buns of Luv" are on their way to a hungry customer. 960 1280

  

Co-owner and craft beer-aficionado Logan Plant gives a tour of neighboring Beavertown Brewery, where the brews are made for Duke's Brew and Que. 960 1280

  

Brew and Que co-owner, Logan Plant, samples a fresh batch of "The Smog Rocket" from local brewery, Beavertown Brewery. 960 1280

  

Friends dig into the Duke's burger, seasoned fries and pork ribs slathered in signature BBQ sauce. 960 1280

  

Roti Chai

Roti Chai

For the best Indian food outside of India, London wins hands down. You can dine on home-style Indian food in an elegant setting at Roti Chai. Their special "Chicken Lollipop" is a modern Indian twist on the chicken wing with moreish Keralan spices. 960 1280

  

Roti Chai's stunning dining room sits above its casual street kitchen for lunch and takeout.  960 1280

  

Caravan

Caravan

In London’s vibrant restaurant scene in the East End, Caravan puts a twist on the traditional “Bubble and Squeak” dish by serving it for breakfast, alongside poached–to-perfection eggs and grilled ham topped with hollandaise. 960 1280

  

Locals line up outside Caravan from brunch to dinner. Coffee connoisseurs visit to pick up a pound and order the perfect "Flat White," a singularly filtered brew, beans roasted on site. 960 1280

  

Creperie Nicolas

Creperie Nicolas

Gill and Keith Wiles serve up fresh crepes for the masses at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market, which brings street food from all over London to one place on weekends. 960 1280

  

Arancini Brother's

Arancini Brother's

David Earl, aka Little D, stirs up some veggie stew at Arancini Brother's stall. London's exploding street food scene is an affordable alternative for tourists on the move. 960 1280

  

What is a trip to London without a visit to a pub? Make sure you pull up a stool and grab a pint. 960 1280

  

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