Monday, January 7, 2008


The swiss eat a lot of cheese. Probably the best-known way of eating just cheese is the cheese fondue. A different, perhaps better (ok, my own personal opinion) way to eat a different type of cheese is melted over wood fire and the melted layer scraped onto plates. That's raclette. Mmmmmm.

It is traditionally eaten with small boiled potatoes and some pickled things (small pickles and pickled onions), and some people add freshly ground black pepper or a sprinkling of paprika onto the cheese. At some christmas markets around I have seen raclette served over bread too, but that seems like a poor substitute. And, just like cheese fondue, it is probably better not to think what sort of markings this meal would get on the website.

I can't wait to get to eat raclette again!

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