Taste of Tuscaloosa: Cheese Louise Joins the T-Town Food Truck Scene Featured

With muenster cheese, chipotle sauce, pork BBQ, onion, bell pepper, and jalapenos, this sandwich, “The Gentleman,” is a staff favorite. With muenster cheese, chipotle sauce, pork BBQ, onion, bell pepper, and jalapenos, this sandwich, “The Gentleman,” is a staff favorite. Sheena Gregg

Did someone say cheese? Grilled cheese? Yes. Yes, they did, and it’s on a food truck. On June 1, Cheese Louise made its Tuscaloosa debut, with Lee Decker, Billy Swift, Jon Harris, and James Bates behind the wheel.  

With prior experience in the food truck industry, grilled cheese master Lee Decker decided to go out on his own and bring his mouth-watering recipes to the masses. After enlisting the help of Swift, Harris, and Bates, Cheese Louise was born.   

“Billy, Jon, and James all come from a background in web development and did not want to pass up the opportunity to be a part of such a tasty venture,” said Decker. “I knew they would be the team that would not only help on the ground floor, but also continually push the envelope with the food truck’s web and social media experience.” 

Lee Decker is no stranger to the food truck game. Now, he’s bringing his own spin to grilled cheese concoctions and sharing with the folks of Tuscaloosa.

The long lines at Live at the Plaza over the summer are a sure indicator that T-Town has embraced this new addition to the food truck scene. 

“Our catering business has been booming, with frequently booked events in both Tuscaloosa and Birmingham regularly. I’ve been amazed at the lines at the public events we’ve served as well,” said Decker. 

If you need a recommendation about what to try on the hunger-provoking menu, the team at Cheese Louise say “The Yellowhammer” and “The Party Animal” are customer favorites. With grilled chicken, bacon, and classic ranch wrapped between massive amounts of cheese, the Yellowhammer is a must-try. The Party Animal is also a fan-favorite, consisting of a hearty helping of homemade buffalo chicken dip between multiple slices of fresh cheese. Both sandwiches are served up on appetizing buttermilk bread. 

Did you think Cheese Louise could do anything else to get your attention? If you’re doubtful, let me tell you that Cheese Louise is one of the first food truck eateries in Tuscaloosa to partner with Uber Eats – so fans can have their sandwiches delivered to them anywhere in town.  

Ready to try Cheese Louise for yourself this fall? Look for the truck on Paul W. Bryant Drive at Trinity United Methodist Church every Alabama home football game this season. For more information on Cheese Louise including full menu and locations, visit cheeselouise.co.  

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