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Raclette | A Swiss Tradition

Updated: May 22, 2023

Hey, you! 🧀

One of my new year’s resolution is to have more family communal type meals where we take the time to cook our food at the table and properly enjoy each other’s company.

Raclette is a perfect example of that and most especially, one of our daughter’s favorite.

What is Raclette?

It's a traditional Swiss dish and melting cheese. It comes from the French word meaning "to scrape". One basically scrapes melted cheese on top of boiled potatoes, charcuterie, and cornichons (French pickles).

This is a very popular dish in France especially during autumn and winter and I wouldn’t be surprised if every household here had a raclette grill or heating device.

How mesmerising is that gooey, melted cheese. Right?

It’s one of those comfort meal that’s so easy to whip up for a quick dinner or for a party with friends. Traditionally, raclette cheese is eaten with boiled potatoes, cornichons, and lots of charcuterie. But I’ve been invited to dinners where cherry tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and even bolognese sauce were served. That’s not my cup of tea but hey to each his own.

Personally, I always prepare a green salad and vinaigrette.

Have you ever had Raclette before? What did you think? 🧀

xoxo Elodie

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