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Top 3 Raclette Table Grills


It’s that time of year again, no matter what is going on cold weather season calls for Raclette! The French are crazy about their Raclette which is a semi-hard cheese usually fashioned into a wheel of about 6 kg (13 lb). Made of Alpine raw cow milk it is most commonly used for melting, but can also be consumed in thin slices on your cheese tray. You can find Raclette cheese as a seasonal items in your favorite US stores such as Trader Joe’s or Costco or even order it right here! Of course , Raclette is also known as a Swiss dish and very popular in Savoie (France). Raclette comes the French “racler” which means to scrape off the melted cheese.

It’s a good time time to have a raclette party at home!

Here is our selection of our top 3 raclette grill . We chose these items specifically to grill right on your table for a maximum of 8 guests, they are lightweight, safe, and highly ranked from top brands.

Selection #1 – Raclette set by Top Chef comes with a bonus Fondue Pot.

We like this set because of it’s oval convivial shape for your 8 guests with a Fondue pot bonus and cool touch handle bars.

  • Serves 8-persons with 8 small pans spatulas
  • Use with Fondue pot or marble slab
  • Temperature control for different kinds of foods and functions
  • Cool touch thermo-insulated handle pan
  • Even heat distribution, no flames, no flare-up

Selection #2 Swissmar Matterhorn 8 Person Raclette with Cast Aluminum Grill Top

This set is made of cast aluminum and is also oval shape with a faux wood base and 8 non-stick triangular shaped raclette dishes with finger guard.

  • New matterhorn raclette meets all your entertaining needs.
  • Oval design with unique water transfer faux wood base. 1450 watts, 120V, 60Hz
  • Great for cooking breakfast, lunch and/or dinner
  • Variable temperature control; power-on indicator light.
  • Comes with 8 non-stick triangular shaped raclette dishes with finger guard for added safety. 8 heat-resistant spatulas.

Selection #3 – Swissmar Classic 8 Person Anthracite Raclette with Cast Aluminum Grill Plate

This raclette set also serves 8 guests and the rectangular shape is a bit larger to grill on top.

  • Interchangeable with granite grill stone or cast iron grill plate – sold separately
  • Variable heat control
  • Reversible grill/ top – non-stick coating for crêpes
  • Base is enameled steel
  • Comes with 8 Heat-resistant Spatulas; 8 non-stick raclette dishes and a user manual with recipes
  • Non-stick Raclette dishes have handles that stay cool to the touch

Keep calm and eat a raclette!

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Fondue,Raclette and Tartiflette!


Fondue, Raclette, and Tartiflette!

It’s time to take out the fondue pot and the Raclette! These dishes are traditional French winter dishes and my kind of comfort food! It’s a good occasion to invite friends &  family over and celebrate the French convivial way!

La Fondue Savoyarde is a fun cheesy dish made melted cheese: Swiss, Emmental, Gruyère or Beaufort with a dash of  Kirsch!  Fondue comes the French verb to melt “fondre“. To start you’ll need a Fondue Pot with picks.   Make sure you rub your fondue pot with the garlic clove to give it a full flavor before you slowly melt your cheese cubes little by little. You’ll need equal parts of 3 variety of swiss cheeses: Emmental, Gruyere, and some other swiss cheese such as Comté as well as  French bread  cut in cubes and a nice white wine

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(You can also make Fondue Bourguignone which is meat/fish/chicken/veggies bites dipped in hot oil  or wine and dipped in a variety of different sauces)

fondue-savoyarde

My next favorite dish is La Raclette from Switzerland and France.  French Raclette is raw cow’s milk cheese with an uncooked pressed pâte. The original raclette is best directly served from the wheel of cheese that melts and drips from the Raclette grill melter onto your potatoes, ham, deli meats or viande des Grisons, etc…  but you can also use the cute little Raclette set for 8 guests,  raclette sets .Raclette comes from the French verb “racler” which means to scrape. Each guest gets his own little pan to create their own dish by combining ingredients and raclette cheese!

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Raclette set

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Raclette

Tartiflette from Haute Savoie is a quick rich casserole gratin dish made with your left-over potatoes, lardons (bacon) and Reblochon cheese which is a lot more pungent than the other cheeses and smelly too. (Check out our post on over 300 types of French Cheeses)

Tartiflette

With all these cheese dishes, use a chilled light dry white wine.

Enjoy and Bon Appétit!

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