Little Red Grilled Cheese Serves Up Big Flavor
new Chippewa Valley food truck serves cheesy goodness
What does it take to regain a sense of normalcy in a hectic time? A tasty grilled cheese sandwich.
Or at least to a new player in the Chippewa Valley food truck scene, Little Red Grilled Cheese – a family-owned, grilled cheese-centric business. Owned and operated by Evah Hamilton, owner of Baby Bloomers Learning Center in Cadott, Little Red offers a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches on hard rolls with varieties including three cheese, pepperoni/mozzarella, ham/cheddar, and bacon/three cheese. In addition to the sandwiches, the new food truck offers tomato soup, sweet treats and other beverages.
“We want to offer something you don’t see around the area very much in a food truck,” Hamilton said. “Everybody loves a good grilled cheese sandwich. And with this state being Wisconsin, we thought a product based around cheese would be a great fit. What could be better?”
“Everybody loves a good grilled cheese sandwich. And with this state being Wisconsin, we thought a product based around cheese would be a great fit. What could be better?”
The idea of opening up a food truck has been in Hamilton’s head for years, but the actualization of her vision began this summer when she purchased a trailer. From there, she quickly sculpted the trailer into Little Red with the help of her father Doug Craker.
While offering a fun type of culinary treat is important for Hamilton, she said the primary catalyst for opening Little Red was to benefit her two children, Dejae and Samara Hamilton.“The main reason I started the business was because my kids attend school virtually,” Hamilton said. “Over the past year-and-a-half they haven’t been able to be out much socially, so I wanted to give them a chance to get back out there and interact with people. I’ve been self-employed most of my life, so this give them an opportunity to learn business skills as well. I believe there is no better way to learn than hands on.”
Little Red has a few events under their belt already, but the real test for the business starts during the coming weeks at various events, including Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest and gatherings at Dixon’s Autumn Harvest Winery.
Whether it is crafting artisan grilled cheeses, or just becoming a closer family unit, the Hamilton family and Little Red are set on making their new business venture a fun and sustainable one.
For more information on the Little Red food truck you can visit their Facebook page.