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A raclette grill with melted bubbly cheese ready to put on boiled potatoes, bread, cured meat and gherkins with onions.

Raclette (How to make it)

Raclette is a cheese from Switzerland that is melted on a grill and then put over potatoes, bread and whatever else you would like.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Swiss
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 805kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 lb. white potatoes baby cut in half
  • Salt
  • paprika to garnish the potatoes
  • 1 jar cornichons with small pickled onions
  • 1 lb. cured meats ham, prosciutto, salami
  • ½ lb. raclette cheese you can use gruyere or emmentaler if you can’t find raclette
  • 1 French baguette sliced thinly


  • Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil, add salt and then add in the potatoes.
  • Cook until fork tender about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes, sprinkle with salt pepper and paprika, put in a serving bowl
  • Meanwhile, set out your cornichons and other pickled items and your meats on a serving tray. As well as the bread. Put them on the table.
  • Make sure your cheese will properly fit in the raclette burner light the candles and when the cheese is bubbly, simple slide it off onto the plate with potatoes, bread and accompaniments.
  • Please note if you do not have a raclette burner, you can broil the cheese in a cast iron skillet to get a similar effect.


Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 2812mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 608mg | Iron: 3mg