Raclette at the fire place – a different experience

History tells us that raclette was invented by shepherds in the Alps, or even more specifically, in the Valais region of the Alps. It’s been said that cheese and potatoes were cheap and could be easily carried up the rolling hills of the Alps. The shepherds would bring their cattle and sheep up for better grass and lower daytime temperatures. For dinner, the potatoes would be roasted in the fire and the cheese was placed as a whole on a rock, with the cutting edge facing the fire. The cheese would start melting and could be scraped off onto the roasted or baked potatoes, resulting in a delicious and nutritious meal.

We don’t always have a place for a fire, so we rely on a raclette grill or a raclette melter to fulfill our cravings for raclette.. or do we?

One of our customers has a fire place at home and gives ‘traditional raclette dinner’ a whole new meaning.
She purchased a granite stone that is available for the raclette grill, and used it to hold the half wheel of raclette cheese. She then placed the stone next to the roaring fire in her fire place.

Doesn’t this make your mouth water?

Thank you Diane for these inspiring images, we wish we could have been there!
All of the necessary items can be purchased at RacletteCorner, fire not included!

Comments: 2

  1. Rowena February 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    This just went to the top of the list of foods to eat before it starts warming up. I must find a way to get my hands on a wedge of raclette cheese…

    • toolstocook February 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      It’s your lucky day 🙂 We sell raclette cheese at http://www.raclettecorner.com/raclette-cheese
      We offer imported Swiss Raclette from Emmi and domestic produced raclette cheese from Roth Kaese. Both are fine choices ensuring the perfect raclette dinner. Free shipping apply to any cheese order.