I miss proper poutine. When I lived in Canada for a short while, New York Fries was my absolute favorite place to go. I’d make special trips to the mall in Ottawa specifically to get a good dish of poutine.
There’s probably better version of the dish, but when I saw a place selling fries with gravy and cheese, there was no way I couldn’t fall in love with it. Cheese curds are hard to get here, even in Portland (with the Tillamook cheese factory just a couple hours away) that sort of thing was only sold in artisanal type grocery stores.
Normally we just use mozzarella and a little cheddar when we make it at home, It’s still really good but not the same as squeaky cheese.