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Dairy Wonderland Cheesetique Heads to Mosaic District

The homegrown chain is replacing now-defunct DGS Delicatessen

A gourmet grilled cheese at Cheesetique.
Photo: Cheesetique

Local chain Cheesetique is bringing its gouda-laced noodle dishes, Halloumi-topped seafood, and chevre-packed grilled cheese sandwiches (among others) to Fairfax, Virginia this year, opening its fourth local shop in the same Mosaic District spot D.C.-based DGS Delicatessen vacated last winter.

Northern Virginia Magazine reports that the budding restaurant group, which began as a wine and cheese shop over a decade ago in neighboring Del Ray, expects to follow the same playbook that’s brought it success with each subsequent expansion: fill display cases with tempting cheeses and charcuterie, line the walls with complementary pours at various price points, and then reel in any holdouts by serving grown-up comfort foods including lobster mac and cheese, beer-spiked poutine, and over a dozen sandwiches punctuated by cheese in various forms (sliced, melted, crumbled, stirred).

If history is any guide, first-timers should expect a steady diet of specials (weekday happy hours; build-your-own-cheese board deals; discount wine nights; weekend brunch) when the new Cheesetique debuts in April at 2985 District Avenue, Suite 115, Fairfax, Va.