Talk about a performance! Get yourself a wedge of traditional Swiss Raclette cheese from our Cheesemongers, roll out the boiled potatoes and pickles, and man, it's a love at first bite.
Seriously. If you’ve never tried traditional Swiss Raclette — a culinary must-do — then you don’t know what you’re missing. And, what a fun way of trying something new with your sweetheart for an intimate Valentine’s Day nosh (followed, of course, by one of our outstanding dessert fondues).
The word “raclette” comes from the French word racler, which means to scrape. This comes from the fact that originally, in the Valais canton of Switzerland, circa 1291, farmers and herdsman would warm Raclette cheese over the fire. As it melted, it was scraped on potatoes, pickles, or whatever was at hand. The beauty is, Raclette melts, but does not get liquid, so it is the consummate topping!
Besides serving with traditional boiled potatoes, cornishons (pickles) and other pickled vegetable, Raclette is lovely with grilled meats, poultry, fish and vegetables.
You can buy expensive Raclette grills that grill the meats and melt the cheese, but we prefer the old fashioned way. Simply slice a 4oz portion of cheese for each serving. Remove the rind of the Raclette and place on an oven-proof plate in a preheated 450° F oven until melted and almost liquid, then serve with your accompaniments.
Try with a bit of our signature Market District in-house dry-aged beef and feel the love!