Raclette Cheese has a rich history that begins in the heart of the Alps in France. Raclette name comes from the French verb ‘racler’ which means ‘to scrape’. It's an allusion to the way in which the melted cheese is scraped from the half-wheel. Raclette is a brownish-orange coloured cheese and has a very distinctive aromatic smell with a creamy texture.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Alps
Source of milk: Cow
Texture: creamy, firm, open and smooth
Flavour: nutty, slightly acidic to milky
Serving suggestion: Raclette cheese is well served with small potatoes, gherkins, pickled onions and dried meat.