ra·​clette | \ra-ˈklet, rä-\

Definition of raclette 

: a Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted over a fire and then scraped onto bread or boiled potatoes also : the cheese used in this dish

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Even the city’s Wienachtsdorf Christmas market started serving Venezuelan tequeños alongside venerated raclette, fondue, and glühwein. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Plan a Trip to Zurich This Summer (Yes, Really)," 2 May 2018 The food hub has been the perfect spot for the raclette concept, Jimenez said. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Melted cheese stars at Winter Garden's new Plant St. Market eatery," 21 Mar. 2018 Snack on an assortment of ham (there’s a ham program), raclette and truffle sandwiches, crudo, foie gras bon-bons, and various types of croquettes. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "You’ll be delighted by this Fool’s Errand," 28 June 2018 Morthan Cheese was born when Queiroga was visiting an area of France near the Swiss border and visited a restaurant serving raclette. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Melted cheese stars at Winter Garden's new Plant St. Market eatery," 21 Mar. 2018 And yes, raclette is basically melted cheese on a plate. Ray Isle, Smithsonian, "Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain," 23 May 2018 Or, heat oven to broil Hi and broil raclette until cheese is bubbling and golden on top. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Meet raclette – a toasty, melted cheese dish that’s perfect for winter parties," 9 Feb. 2018 In the main dining room, the menu from Landry and Executive Chef David Whitmore includes steak tartare on warm onion rolls, crawfish bread made with raclette, a wagyu beef daube and a Caesar salad prepared tableside. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "Fun is the goal at Jack Rose restaurant inside the Pontchartrain Hotel: opening alert," 10 Apr. 2018 Brunch includes banana flambe French toast made with medianoche egg bread and buckwheat crepes, folded up in melted raclette cheese with bacon, potatoes and onions. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "The hottest French restaurant in the Miami area? It’s in Hialeah," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of raclette

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raclette

French, literally, scraper, from racler to scrape, from Middle French, from Old Occitan rasclar, from Vulgar Latin *rasiculare, from Latin rasus, past participle of radere to scrape — more at rodent

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