Raclette — much like fondue — is a melted cheese that is poured over a variety of cured meats, vegetables, and especially potatoes. Deliciously cheesy, raclette are a indigenous-to and commonly eaten in Switzerland, and a favorite snack all over the Swiss Alps and other cold climates in the area due to the fact that they are warm and gooey.
What is a Swiss Raclette?
Basically, it is simply melted cheese; cheese (most often “raclette cheese,” but others can be used) is warmed to melted perfection and then drizzled over a number of different items and finger foods. The most popular pairings with raclette are gherkins (pickled cucumbers), potatoes, cured meats such as salami, bacon, sausage, potatoes, green onions, bread, or anything that you want to enjoy with melted cheese.
How To Make A Swiss Raclette?
Traditionally, the Swiss would simply take a large block of cheese and simply put it very close to an open fire. When the cheese closest to the fire became melted and gooey, one would take a knife and scrape the melted cheese off of the un-melted portion of the cheese block onto vegetables and meats. Today, most people who enjoy raclette use raclette grills that have a grill top to allow you to cook vegetables and meats while the cheese gets melted in small raclette pans below. Click below to purchase your own raclette grill:
My goodness! I’ve never seen anything like this. Looks like you can make all kinds of great tasting dishes.
Yes, these grills are very versatile.
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I love raclette! It’s quite popular here in France. And as the weather’s getting chilly, it’ll be time to start eating the hearty dishes again! Like raclette…or another good one is tartiflette!
Yes, all throughout the Alps this gets very popular when it gets cold. Most often people drink warm tea or other warm drinks along with the raclette.
Love raclette, we eat them here a lot in France too. Very convivial way of eating.
It is so delicious and simple.
Looks delicious 🙂
Delicious and convenient…
Ahhhh, I love raclette! Thanks for reminding me about this awesome treat.
Glad we could remind you!
I love my Raclette!! It is great for entertaining or family dinners. The only negative is that I can only use it in the winter here in the South as it does put out some heat. Be prepared to open windows if it gets too hot!
The nice thing about the raclette grills is that it contains a lot of that heat; definitely better than an oven broiler.
Nice, we have one of these with the stone top, but never knew how to use the raclette part of it, something new to try for next time, thanks!
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OH MY GOD! Melted chesse poured over other dishes…well that just sealed the deal for me! 😀
It is too delicious not to try it.
I love raclette! So delicious! 🙂
Yes! Raclette is so delicious… everyone needs to experience the raclette.
You made me feel hungry even after my big lunch !
Glad to hear it!
Wow! Ok, I know what I want for Christmas!
They are on sale if you click the link to get one. They are so much fun…
These looks so unique- have never tried a ‘raclette’ before! Will definitely try to find a place that serves them one day! 🙂
It is easy, fun, and delicious… we were hoping that more diners would give the raclette a try…
Had first Raclette last year in France, wrote about my immediate obsession here: http://bit.ly/1uPf8lx loving International Bellhop for making me crave it again instantly! Thanks for the video find and the great holiday gift idea!
It is our pleasure to to bring this tasty dish back to you… Thank you for traveling — and dining — with us…
I need to buy this for my mother and sister. They will be thrilled!
Lover of eggs and unique
Great article here! Congratulations… feel hungry! kkkkk