A love story about “roasted cheese”
Raclette dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, when Swiss shepherds and mountaineers in the region of the Cantons of Valais would consume roasted cheese wheels cut in half and softened by the fire. Over the centuries, this rustic dish has evolved and become so popular that it’s now known as one of Switzerland’s most famous national dishes!
To each their own traditions!
In Switzerland, raclette is prepared by placing half a cheese wheel in a machine equipped with a heating element. Once the first layer of cheese is completely melted, it is scraped directly onto your plate.
In Quebec, it’s more common to see raclette devices placed in the centre of the table. These devices are equipped with individual compartments for each diner to melt their cheese in, meaning everyone is free to enjoy their raclette however they like best!
SIMPLICITY AND CONVIVIALITY
Once all your ingredients are prepped and ready to go, raclette is an easy and laidback dinner option and the perfect way to spend quality time with friends and family.
Planning a weekend at the cottage, or a day of hiking? Raclette is the ideal “after-ski” meal! Gourmet and comforting, everyone can let their imagination run wild when it comes time to fill their plates and their stomachs!
Here are a few tips and tricks for the perfect raclette dinner.