Cheese dog

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Cheese dog
Selection of hot dogs.jpg
A selection of several cheese dogs
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsHot dog, cheese or processed cheese
VariationsConey dog, Francheezie, Macaroni and cheese dog, Reuben dog, Seattle-style hot dog, Swiss-style cheese dogs

A cheese dog is a hot dog served with cheese or processed cheese on it or stuffed within it, as a filling.[1]

Cheese types[edit]

Cheese and hot dogs, two key ingredients in preparing a cheese dog

In the United States, sliced or grated cheese, such as cheddar or American cheese,[2] is commonly used, often served melted on the hot dogs. The use of other types of cheese also occurs, such as cream cheese[3] and Swiss cheese.[4][5][6] The cheese may be on the bun, on the wiener, processed inside the hot dog, or placed in the middle of a hot dog that has been sliced in half.[7]

Bread types[edit]

Traditional hot dog buns are typically used. Slices of toast are also used sometimes, or just plain bread.


Coney dog[edit]

Cheeses are also often served on chili dogs or Coney Island hot dogs. An example includes the Cincinnati Cheese Coney which uses shredded cheddar cheese.[8][9]


A danger dog with cheese

In Chicago there is a variation of the danger dog called the Francheezie. Typically found at "greasy spoon" restaurants, it consists of a jumbo hot dog split in the middle and filled with Cheddar cheese (or Velveeta). It is wrapped in bacon and deep-fried, then served on a toasted bun.[10][11]

Macaroni and cheese dog[edit]

Another variation is a hot dog topped with macaroni and cheese.[12][13]

Reuben dog[edit]

A reuben dog can consist of a hot dog topped with ingredient combinations such as corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing.[7]

Seattle dog[edit]

A Seattle-style hot dog, sometimes referred to as a "Seattle Dog,"[14] is a hot dog topped with cream cheese that has become popular in Seattle, Washington.[15][16]

Swiss-style cheese dogs[edit]

A Swiss schnauzer is a regional variation consisting of a bratwurst served with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. In San Diego, California, a Swiss-style hot dog called a "Swiener" is prepared with a hot dog and Raclette cheese stuffed inside of hollowed-out baguette bread.[17]

Texas Tommy[edit]

A Texas Tommy is prepared with bacon and cheese.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mercuri, Becky (2007). The Great American Hot Dog Book: Recipes and Side Dishes from Across America. Gibbs Smith. ISBN 978-1-4236-0022-0. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
  2. ^ "Whistle Dog". Archived from the original on September 21, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Gilovich, Paula; et al. (2001). The Stranger Guide to Seattle. Loaded For Bear Publishing. ISBN 1570612560 Accessed August 2012.
  4. ^ Noell, Cathey (July 24, 2012). "A new twist on hot dogs for the dog days of summer". Gaston Gazette. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Browning, Eddy (July 10, 2012). "We're talking hot dogs". Sun Journal. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Jakle, John A.; Sculle, Keith A. (1999). Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6109-8..
  7. ^ a b "FOX 2's Backyard Bash with Chef Kelli". WJBK Fox News Channel 2 (Detroit). June 1, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Cincinnati Chili: Pass the Tabasco". Fodors. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  9. ^ Hassell, Bravetta (May 28, 2012). "Hot dogs have long history, longer list of toppings". Tulsa World. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  10. ^ Bruno, Pat (April 14, 1989). "Frank talk about francheezies". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. (subscription required)
  11. ^ Pierce, Victoria (July 11, 2006). "Ice cream may be dandy, but parlor bets on liquor". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  12. ^ Murphy, Marc. "Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains Ditch Dogs". Good Morning America (ABC News). Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  13. ^ Werner, Christopher (April 28, 2011). "The Wurst Place Will Source the Country's Best Sausages". Seattle Met Magazine. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  14. ^ Johns, Greg (April 11, 2008). "Lots of New Food Items on Safeco Field Menu". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  15. ^ Hobart, Erica (February 12, 2010). "Are Cream Cheese Hot Dogs Really a Seattle Thing?". The Seattle Weekly. Archived from the original on February 15, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  16. ^ Bauer, Jon (August 3, 2009). "In Our Frank Opinion". The Herald. Everett, WA. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  17. ^ Bedford, Ed (June 6, 2012). "Swiener: Fondue on a Stick?". San Diego Reader. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  18. ^ Hillibish, Jim (November 10, 2009). "Easy recipe: Texas Tommy". Milford Daily News. Retrieved November 22, 2015.

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