This Chili Dog Levels Up With A Gooey Raclette Poured Overtop

Raclettes are some of the sexiest things in the food industry; a wheel of cheese is melted and scraped onto food like a gooey waterfall.

It has been popular in European cuisine, but you can get a taste of it thanks to Haute Production, who created a beef chili Raclette dog for the 3rd annual OOZEFEST in Santa Ana, Calif.

Haute is a catering company out of Orange County which specializes in global cuisine, so it makes sense that they’d take a Swiss concept and seamlessly apply it to an American favorite dish, such as the chili dog.

With King’s Hawaiian rolls as a bun, the hot dog is topped with housemade chili, made by Chef Keith Prante, and consists of chunks of beef tongue. Then the main event comes in, as the raclette cheese is drenched on top, leaving your mouth watering more than a garden hose.

The hot dog is a limited time dish that will only be available Saturday, Oct. 14 at OOZEFEST at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. For more information on vendors or to purchase tickets, please visit

Photos by Michel Phiphak

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Raclette Hot Dogs At This South Korean Restaurant Each Get A Perfect Cheese Blanket


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One of the fastest food trends to rise up in the past couple of years has to be the Swiss raclette. Made by melting cheese from a cheese wheel and scraping it onto whatever food item you desire. Hot dogs have become one of the more popular foods to top raclettes with, but not many places have truly mastered the form of the raclette hot dog like South Korean restaurant Joone Gane has.

As shown in the above video by Instagram user booboo049, each frankfurter at this joint gets it’s own little special cheese blanket, warmed and melted to silky perfection in a specialized spatula griddle to drape the cheese over the sausages perfectly. The result is a perfect, even layer of gooey dairy to complement the hot dog, rather than having to deal with uneven large clumps of cheese that can result from the traditional raclette form.

This is definitely not a traditional food, but is rather a refined spin on raclette hot dogs that is done just right. Hopefully, we can get some of those spatula griddles over here in the United States ASAP so we can start crafting our own.