Raclette is a mountain style cow’s milk cheese, made throughout Switzerland and parts of France. Raclette is an exceptional melting cheese and enjoyable at any time of day. Melt it over your side dishes for a nutty and buttery accent. Raclette goes especially well with boiled potatoes, thinly sliced meats and sautéed vegetables.
Raclette is also a truly social cheese. While fondue parties were sweeping North America, Raclette was the rage in Switzerland. The name Raclette comes from the Swiss word for scraping, as Raclette is melted in a traditional Raclette pan and then scraped onto a variety of small plates. The process is similar to a fondue party; cheese is melted and enjoyed around a large table while gossip and laughs are shared over a few drinks. A dry wine with not too much sugar would work well, for those who enjoy liquor, pair your dinner with a martini.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.