Pre-packaged sliced Raclette!
Raclette is a semi-hard cheese made on both sides of the French and Swiss Alps. The name Raclette comes from the French word ‘racler’, which means ‘to scrape’. The cheese has a thin, brownish-orange coloured rind and a pale yellow pate with a few and scattered open holes.
While Switzerland supplies 80% of Raclettes, French Raclettes are slightly softer with a smooth and creamy flavour.
Raclette is also the name of a Swiss dish where the cheese is melted in front of a fire or a special machine and the melted parts are scraped onto the plate. It is then served with small potatoes, cornichon, pickled onions and cured meats.