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Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese is bringing the comfort food experience home to America’s Dairyland. The restaurant plans to open its third location in mid-September in historic downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at 416 Water St.
Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese has been serving up the iconic grilled cheese sandwich in myriad varieties, all featuring Wisconsin cheeses, since 2003. With current locations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Austin, Texas, founder Dirk Bruley is eager to share his one-of-a-kind dining experience with Wisconsin, where all of the restaurants’ cheese originates.
“Eau Claire is a natural fit for the next Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese location,” says Bruley, who was born and raised in Wisconsin. “Since the beginning, the fundamental ingredient for our sandwiches has been Wisconsin Cheese.”
The menu at Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese boasts 35 Wisconsin cheeses and 25 different specialty grilled cheese melts, such as the Green Sailor and Hot Gobbler. With cheese classics from Wisconsin Colby and Monterey Jack to innovative flavors such as Wild Morel & Leek Jack and Jalapeno Havarti, a sandwich at Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese is anything but ordinary.
“With more than 600 varieties, types and styles of cheese available, restaurants like Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese can create unique offerings that showcase Wisconsin’s specialty,” says Heather Porter Engwall, director of National Product Communications for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. “Their sandwiches give customers a great opportunity to discover many cheeses they may not be aware of, as well as enjoy their favorites."