Wednesday, June 22, 2011


My boyfriend went to Switzerland for business for a month, and he brought with him some nice souveniors and an experience of a popular dish from Switzerland called raclette.

Raclette is a type of semi-soft cheese from Switzerland made with cow milk. It is also a dish made with the raclette cheese. The raclette cheese is usually placed on a holder and is melted near a fire or on a grill, and then scraped off the holder onto food such as potato or cured meat.

Shortly after my boyfriend returned, he ordered a raclette grill made by Swissmar on The one he ordered allowed us to grill the meat on top while melting the cheese underneath, which is super convenient considering we don't have to cook our meat with a skillet beforehand. You can order the same grill here.

Materials for serving a meal of delicious raclette:
A raclette grill or a holder for holding the cheese
Raclette cheese or any semi-soft cheese like Emmentaler
Yellow potato, pre-boiled
Dry cured meat or steak
Chili powder and black pepper

Grill the cheese until it's soft and melted. Scrap the cheese onto the halved potato or meat. Sprinkle some chili powder and black pepper to taste.

I broke my bacon into pieces and placed it on top of the cheese and potato. The smokey flavor of bacon went very well with the creamy rich cheese and mild flavor of the starchy potato.

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