FAQ - What is a raclette?

What is a raclette?

Raclette is two things:

  • A semi hard cheese used for melting
  • A French/Swiss meal using the raclette cheese which is melted and then scrapping off (racler) the melted part.

Raclette grill machine
A raclette meal is a very social and easy way of entertaining.  The cheese is served with  boiled or steamed potatoes (small new potatoes are the best) and vegetables (brochilli, cauliflower etc) and cold meats, gherkins, pickled onions or anything that takes your fancy.  We love to add prawns, courgette, mushrooms and tomatoes which you can heat on the top plate whilst the cheese is melting underneath.  And we also love to melt the cheese over smoked salmon. Our French friends also serve with a green salad.  It is recommended that you drink with a white wine (normally Savoy wine, Riesling or Pinot Gris).

You can either use the small pans to heat the cheese and serve on top of your food or grill the cheese and the food together.

Ready-sliced raclette cheese can be bought in the supermarkets.

We provide two raclette grill machines (with 8 places each), on request subject to availability. These are shared between both cottages and can be reserved when you are here on a first come first served basis for the day/night.

What is a raclette?

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