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traditional raclette

Traditional Raclette

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SCM AG Swiss Cheese

Recipe Information

Yield:    4 servings
Cook Time:   30 minutes
Level:   easy



1 Boil the potatoes in their skins.  Drain and place in a napkin-lined bowl to keep warm.  Place the sliced Raclette cheese on grill pans/trays to melt under the grill, allowing each person to scoop up the cheese with the cooked potatoes.  Serve the garnishes in separate bowls for diners to help themselves.


When calculating how much to prepare allow around 200 g (7 oz) Swiss Raclette cheese and 250 g (8 oz) potatoes per person. Note: A half-wheel (2.8 kg/6 lb approx.) Swiss Raclette cheese is the ideal party food and will serve around 14-15 people whereas a quarter-wheel (1.4 kg/3lb approx.) will serve around 7-8. Raclette machines can be purchased or hired. See Cheese Paraphernalia and Accessories for details.

Do not cut the rind from the Raclette cheese, simply scrape some off. This produces a crisp crust when the cheese melts.

Don't overcook the Raclette cheese or it will become grainy and the fat will separate.

Leftover Raclette cheese will keep for up to 8 days if covered in cling film and refrigerated.

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