In 2015, The Melting Pot started an exceptional food initiative to bring our guests the highest quality, premium ingredients.
A concentrated focus on exceptional foods led us to partnerships with our friends at Kindred Creamery and Cacao-Trace®. Kindred Creamery, based out of Wisconsin, is known for their one-of-a-kind Cows First™ program. When cows are treated right, their milk is of the highest standard and produces high quality cheese in a sustainable manner. Cacao-Trace helps cocoa farmers earn a sustainable living through the Next Generation Cacao Foundation and focuses on the post-harvest fermentation of cocoa beans to produce superior tasting chocolate.
Kindred Creamery focuses on quality ingredients and keeping their cows happy. The Cows First™ program at Kindred Creamery recognizes farmers’ hard work and respect for their herds. Kindred Creamery believes the most surefire way to create the best cheeses is to do right by the farmers and their families, both the humans and herds. This methodology supports dairy farmers who treat their cows like family. Happy, well treated cows produce the highest quality milk, which in turn leads to creamy, irresistible cheddar cheese fondue for our guests! From farm to fondue, you can taste the difference in our cheddar cheese blend.
Across the globe, Cacao-Trace farmers take pride in growing sustainable cocoa beans. And thanks to an intense focus on fermentation, soil, climate and genetic variety, only the highest quality, full flavor beans become Cacao-Trace chocolate. What makes Cacao-Trace unique is the mutually-beneficial relationship between farmers and the Next Generation Cacao Foundation which helps cocoa farmers earn a sustainable living by increasing the value of their cocoa. The benefits are then shared with cacao farmers which ensures a sustainable future and great tasting chocolate for generations to come. From farm to fondue, taste the Cacao-Trace® difference.