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This Pop-Up Restaurant Is Taking Ooey-Gooey Swiss Raclette Across the US

Chicago Food + Drink
by Matador Creators Jan 11, 2023

Of all the Swiss goods Americans adore — watches, chocolate, and pocket knives among them — Swiss cheese has to be high up on the list. Specifically melty and delicious cheese dishes like fondue and raclette, a meal that traditionally involves heating up a large half-wheel of cheese and scraping off the melted part to eat with potatoes, pickled onions, and mini gherkins.

But thanks to Baked Cheese Haus, you don’t need to go all the way to Switzerland to enjoy raclette. The Wisconsin-based cheese company’s traveling pop-ups are bringing a raclette service to various stateside venues, from Christmas markets at Daley Plaza in Chicago and Bryant Park in New York City, to farmer’s markets across Illinois, and beyond.

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In addition to raclette baguettes with spring onions, baby gherkins, and dijon mustard, Baked Cheese Haus’s raclette stands serve dishes like cheesy alpine brats and french onion soup topped with raclette cheese, plus cheese-free hot apple cider chai to wash it down.

But there’s more to the brand than Swiss cheese. Traveling from fairs and festivals to markets across the country, Baked Cheese Haus specializes in everything from Wisconsin’s finest curds to Juusto baked cheese, which has roots in Scandinavian cuisine but comes in a variety of flavors, including smoked bacon, cranberry cinnamon, and jalapeno.

Whatever you order, it’s safe to say Baked Cheese Haus won’t disappoint if you’re a fan of all things cheesy. Take a look at the current and upcoming events to find a Baked Cheese Haus pop-up near you — or one that’s worth traveling for.

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