ra·​clette | \ ra-ˈklet How to pronounce raclette (audio) , 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

Examples of raclette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Served on a Baccarat crystal Arabesque plate, the fries are finally finished with 23K edible gold dust and a mornay sauce on the side that is made with cream from A2 grass-fed Jersey cow and 3-month aged gruyere truffled Swiss raclette. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 13 July 2021 Sprinkle the remaining raclette on top, followed by the bread crumbs. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, 13 Nov. 2020 Homebodies have the option of renting fondue and raclette equipment for a refundable $75 deposit. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2020 Stir in the broccoli, crème fraiche, three-quarters of the raclette, and the half-and-half and season to taste. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, 13 Nov. 2020 It is made with Villager IPA and raclette and garnished with pickled apples, poppyseeds and chives. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 30 Jan. 2020 From the brioche fondue at Val d’Isère, to the perfect Swiss raclette, to Grossglockner’s Wiener schnitzel—this one is a must-have for every ski bum foodie. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 16 Oct. 2019 Bar Pastoral will close this weekend, with final service a raclette dinner Sunday night, according to the Facebook page. Joe Gray, chicagotribune.com, 30 Nov. 2019 Apple strudel, hot sausages, schnitzel with sauerkraut, gingerbread cookies, warm cider and melty raclette cheese carved off the wheel onto slices of bread are just some of what this old-fashioned European market offers around a grand skating rink. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 21 Nov. 2019

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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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“Raclette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raclette. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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