The Cheesy Guide to Walt Disney World

Art Smith Homecomin' Mac and Cheese
Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' - Momma's Mac and Cheese

If cheese is your weakness, and you are looking to satisfy a cheesy craving on your next Walt Disney World vacation, you came to the right place! From grilled cheese to mac and cheese to cheese curds and cheesy soup, there are seemingly endless options at Walt Disney World Resort.

You can snag cheesy snacks not only in the theme parks, but also at Disney Springs and at Walt Disney World hotels. This article unpacks a few of our favorite cheesy foods at Walt Disney World. 

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Classic Mac ‘n’ Chicken – Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Boardwalk Resort

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Craving mac and cheese? Walt Disney World has you covered! If you are near the Disney Boardwalk, drop by Big River Grille & Brewing Works for one of our favorite dishes, the Classic Mac ‘n Chicken. Can it get much better than chicken topped gourmet, ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese? We think not!

Spiral pasta topped with chunks of grilled chicken, Asiago cheese sauce, freshly grated Parmesan, and crunchy bread crumbs makes for an extra hearty and extra cheesy entrée.

If you are looking for a smaller bite, we suggest the beer cheese soup sold by the bowl and by the cup, making it the perfect choice for a light lunch or a side dish to the greenhouse salad. While you are at this eatery, do not forget to try one of the famous brews. Big River Grille & Brewing Works offers quite a large selection of fresh seasonal beer you should not pass up.  

Related: Planning Your Resort Day at the Boardwalk Resort at Walt Disney World

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup – Le Cellier Steakhouse

EPCOT World Showcase Canada Pavilion

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This soup is perhaps one of the most iconic World Showcase foods, having withstood the test of time, remaining on the menu at Le Cellier Steakhouse over the last decade. This crowd favorite has often made its way to festival menus at EPCOT as well. In recent years, the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup has been featured as a Canadian festival booth menu offering during the International Food & Wine Festival and the International Flower & Garden Festival. 

This soup makes the list because of the creamy consistency and how perfectly it pairs with a Le Cellier steak. Made with Moosehead Pale Ale and applewood smoked bacon, the depth of flavor in this soup makes it a perfect meal choice, particularly during the chilly winter months. It is also the perfect thing to dip your soft pretzel bread in. Still, there is no bad time of year for a visit to this delectable steakhouse!  

Canadian Poutine – The Daily Poutine

Disney Springs, Town Center

Classic Poutine
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If you are searching for a grab-and-go cheesy snack option at Disney Springs, look no further than The Daily Poutine! 

Located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs this stand offers several variations on the cheesy Canadian classic, poutine. If you have never heard of poutine, it is a Canadian comfort food, typically consisting of delicious French fries covered in a savory brown beef gravy and rich cheddar cheese curds. 

The Daily Poutine offers Italian Poutine (featuring salty Pecorino Romano cheese) New Delhi Poutine (with Paneer Cheese), Loaded Frites (with melty Queso Blanco Cheese), Korean Barbecue Poutine and a classic Canadian Poutine. Though you cannot make a bad selection with a menu this delicious, we suggest the Canadian Poutine with the hearty cheddar cheese curds. We bet you will love this eatery so much, you visit more than once during your Disney vacation!

Related: Best Quick-Service Meals In Disney Springs

Cheese Curds – City Works Eatery & Pour House

Disney Springs, West Side

Entrance to City Works Eatery & Pour House
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What is better than cheese, you may ask? Fried cheese! You cannot talk cheesy foods at Disney World and fail to mention fried cheese curds. If you are in the mood for crunchy, melty, fried cheese curds look no further than City Works Eatery & Pour House on Disney Spring’s West Side. This restaurant is a hidden gem with delicious small bites, sharables and plenty of delicious drinks on tap. 

My family loves to drop in to relax, sip and snack at this restaurant during a day of shopping at Disney Springs. The menu is perfect for tasting if you are not in the mood for a whole entrée, the prices are reasonable and we have never had to wait for a table when we walked up on a whim. 

Though the fried pickles and buffalo chicken dip are also home runs, the fried cheese curds are the real crowd pleaser. Cornmeal battered white cheddar with a smoked tomato coulis dipping sauce makes for an extra dreamy appetizer. We are dreaming of the crunch of this cheesy appetizer right now!

Momma’s Mac and Cheese Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Disney Springs, The Landing

Art Smith Homecomin' Mac and Cheese
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ – Momma’s Mac and Cheese

A cheesy guide to Walt Disney World cannot conclude without mentioning the richest macaroni and cheese I have ever eaten. That’s right, I’m talking about the Momma’s Mac and Cheese from Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs.

If you are looking for some of the most delectable southern cuisine on the Disney property, do not miss this restaurant. Before opening this Disney Springs hot spot, Chef Art Smith filled his time as a personal chef for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and numerous Florida governors. As you can imagine, the food at this spot is to die for, with crunchy fried chicken, smooth cheese grits, fluffy biscuits, and tall, moist, hummingbird cake for dessert.

Having tasted most of the menu on repeat trips to Walt Disney World, I assure you, you cannot go wrong on this menu. Still, the Momma’s Mac and Cheese is my must-order side as a cheese addict. This rich and creamy baked macaroni and cheese is my favorite on the Disney property. It’s so rich you could share with a friend, but so delicious you probably won’t choose to!

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.