Raclette Night

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Have you ever tried raclette? I had never heard of it until one of the ladies that I work with organised a girls raclette night. It was first brought up within a week of me starting this job and much discussed for weeks until the night finally arrived. I can safely say that it lived up to the hype.

Raclette is a type of cheese typically used for melting, and usually comes in a big wheel. Traditionally a big cross-section of the wheel would be heated over a fire or other heat source, and the melted portion then scraped onto plates and accompanied by boiled potatoes, pickled onions, gherkins and meat. The modern version uses special grill with space under to melt slices of cheese in little spades. The richness of the cheese is perfect with the bite of the gherkins and pickled onions, and between the four of us we managed to make our way through almost a kilogram of cheese. Definitely not something to do too often!

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  1. Holy carp! That’s a lot of cheese :) Raclette makes a great table cheese as well, the first time I tried it was at a De Bortoli winery cheese tasting.

    1. Soo much cheese! This was the first time I tried raclette, and I loved it. We had a French one, although my friend who hosted us said that the Swiss Heidi raclette is tastier and far less stinky.

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