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 It is made with Villager IPA and raclette and garnished with pickled apples, poppyseeds and chives. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The beer hall Fort Point Valencia: A very San Francisco brand of bar food," 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, "11 Fall Cookbooks for Every Type of Foodie," 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, "Chicago cheese shop chain Pastoral closing all locations after 15 years," 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, "The holiday food events in Indianapolis you don't want to miss this Christmas," 21 Nov. 2019 Start with live music and craft beer and wine at the WhistlePig Pavilion, where chefs serve cheese raclettes right from the open bonfire. BostonGlobe.com, "richard allen for the boston globe," 1 Nov. 2019 Along with the sliders, Chang previewed a smoked prime rib carved tableside and served with a tomato-stone fruit-shiso salad; fries with raclette sauce; and Chinese broccoli with spicy breadcrumbs. Los Angeles Times, "David Chang’s sliders and more Majordomo coming to Las Vegas," 26 Sep. 2019 Doughnut dancers, aka volunteers, passed out the savory doughnuts — which fetch $9 and come with melty raclette at the Hayes Valley restaurant — using inflatable sprinkled doughnuts as trays. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Outside Lands: What did chef Sara Rich of Rich Table inhale with Dillagence?," 9 Aug. 2019 Highlights include everything from artisanal cheese plates from Napa’s Oxbow Market to porcini doughnuts with raclette cheese from San Francisco’s Rich Table. Emily Price, Fortune, "How San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival Became Just as Popular for Food, Wine, and Beer," 7 Aug. 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 18 Sep. 2020.

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