Cheese Lab, a Gourmet Grilled Cheese Shop, to Open in April 2024 at Assembly Food Hall

Assembly Food Hall announced that a new eatery, Cheese Lab, will open within the hall in April 2024.

NASHVILLE, TN – March 18, 2024 – Today, Assembly Food Hall announced that a new eatery, Cheese Lab, will open within the hall in April 2024. Cheese Lab, a gourmet grilled cheese concept, will be located in the North Hall between Whisk Crêpes Café and the 501 Commerce building entrance.

Cheese Lab’s menu pays homage to the allure of cheese in all its glory, offering an exciting range of mouthwatering melts, savory sides, and irresistible sweets. Menu items will include a variety of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches like the American Classic, Brie and Fig, Buffalo Chicken, and even the Salsa Fresca & Artichoke – a vegan grilled cheese option. Additional menu items include entrée salads, homemade soups, sides, and desserts. A full menu and a logo are attached for your review and use.

Cheese Lab is a concept from Nashville-based restaurateur and entrepreneur, Youssef Koutout. Mr. Koutout has more than 15 years of experience managing and creating successful food and beverage concepts through his work at Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, Leaf n'Brew, and Taco Chela.

According to Mr. Koutout, “We are so excited to bring Cheese Lab to the country’s largest food hall. With our commitment to creativity and culinary excellence, we believe that Cheese Lab will not only enhance the diverse food offerings within the Assembly Food Hall but also capture the hearts and taste buds of Nashville's locals and visitors alike. Prepare for a cheese-infused journey that promises to be both memorable and delicious.”

Michael Seale, General Manager of Assembly Food Hall, is thrilled to add Cheese Lab to the incredible mix of existing tenants at Assembly Food Hall. “Our customers are a discerning group, and we know that Cheese Lab is going to bring an exceptional new culinary experience to Assembly Food Hall. We’ve had separate requests from our patrons to recruit food stalls that would offer grilled cheese, soups, and entrée salads, and we’re happy to say that Cheese Lab offers all of those things and more within their concept.”

For more information, follow Cheese Lab on their social channels or via the Assembly Food Hall website:
Instagram: @cheeselabeats
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About Assembly Food Hall

Assembly Food Hall, owned and operated by The Food Hall Co., is an innovative, European-style food hall with chef-curated menus, craft cocktails, and live music in downtown Nashville. As one of the largest food halls in the country, spanning across 100,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space, Assembly Food Hall houses more than 30 eateries and bars. It’s also home to Skydeck on Broadway, a concert venue and Nashville’s largest rooftop bar with expansive views of Broadway and downtown Nashville. Assembly Food Hall is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. at Fifth + Broadway, 5055 Broadway Place. For more information, visit