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Melt Kraft Grilled Cheese Shop Replacing Almondine Bakery in Park Slope

Toad-in-the-hole, in the Slope.

Toad-in-the-hole, in the Slope.Photo: Courtesy of Melt Kraft/Facebook

The nearly two-year-old Park Slope cheese shop Valley Shepherd Creamery, which sells the entire line of raw milk and cave-aged beauties Eran Wajswol produces on his 120-acre farm in Morris County, is set to open a Brooklyn branch of its Philadelphia-based grilled cheese shop Melt Kraft in the 9th Street space formerly occupied by Almondine. You may remember that the French bakery closed shortly after Hurricane Sandy destroyed Hervé Poussot's production kitchen in Dumbo last fall; he's since reopened on Water Street and is again producing great croissants, but he left a certain corner of Park Slope bereft of butter and carbs. Let's talk grilled cheese.

There's no word on when Melt Kraft might open and start melting everything, but Wajswol has applied for a license to sell beer at the shop, which will presumably feature the same roster of eight or so cheese sandwiches sold in Philly, including the "Melter Skelter," made with Valley Shepherd's cheese of the same name, plus pickled green tomatoes, jalapeños, BBQ chips, and watercress.

Earlier: Almondine in Park Slope Is for Rent

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