How to Prepare Raclette

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Melt raclette cheese slices in the oven and serve it over a variety of meats and vegetables.
Melt raclette cheese slices in the oven and serve it over a variety of meats and vegetables. (Image: raclette fromage image by Johann WELCH from Fotolia.com)

Raclette is a Swiss cheese, derived from cow's milk, and comes in large blocks. You can melt the cheese in a raclette grill or a raclette machine, but this equipment is not always readily available and can be quite expensive. Instead, you can melt the cheese in the oven with and serve it with meats, potatoes and assorted pickled garnishes. People often host raclette parties so that guests can enjoy the dish with wine.

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife
  • Oven-safe plate
  • Unpeeled cooked small potatoes
  • Black Forest ham slices
  • Small ripe tomatoes
  • Small whole picked
  • Pickled onions
  • Platter

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the rind from the cheese with a sharp knife. Slice 4 oz. of raclette cheese for one serving.

Place the cheese on an oven-safe plate. Place the plate in the oven as close to the heat source as possible until it begins to bubble and melt.

Put unpeeled cooked small potatoes, Black Forest ham slices, small ripe tomatoes, small whole pickles and pickled onions on a platter.

Pour the cheese over the food on the platter.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can serve the raclette cheese with assorted meats and vegetables like salmon, sausage, bell peppers and broccoli.
  • Watch the cheese carefully as it melts so that it does not burn.
  • Remove the plate from the oven carefully with oven mitts because it will be hot. Hold the plate carefully so that the cheese does not spill.

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