The word ‘raclette’ comes from the French verb racler, meaning to scrape. It’s an allusion to the way in which the melted cheese is scraped from the half-wheel once it’s been held up to a heating apparatus. It is a typical post-ski meal invented in Switzerland. At home, you can just serve it freshly grilled or melted using a portable grill on your tabletop. Also great paired with grapes and fruits for dessert.
Raclette is a semi-hard cheese made of Alpine cow milk. It is commonly consumed melting, but can also be eaten as a slice. It is a popular cheese known for its nutty and milky taste, and has a texture that is creamy even when melted.
Storage: Wrap with wax or parchment paper and store in a tightly sealed plastic container. Refrigerate at 4 °C or lower.
Shelf Life: It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 weeks. Freeze for up to three months without loss of flavor and texture. To freeze, tightly wrap hand-sized blocks in plastic or coarsely grate and store in zip-closed bags with all of the air compressed