Have you seen this melty, gooey delicious dish called Raclette? Would you like to try it?
You could travel to New York City for a taste at the newly-opened restaurant "Raclette" (pictured right)... Or you could try it right at home!
Here's how it works:
Order your rental Raclette Melter Ambiance and half a wheel of Emmi raclette cheese .You will receive a return label with your raclette. You have fourteen (14) days from the date of shipment to return the raclette (must be postmarked by 14 days from the date of shipment). Factoring in 2-4 days for shipping, this will give you a full week to explore the joys of raclette dining. There are a limited number of rental units available, so if you would like to plan for a specific date, be sure to let us know a few weeks before so we can ensure you receive your raclette in plenty of time to prepare! Leave a comment with your order or give us a call to reserve a date.
If you love the raclette (and we're sure you will), rental customers will receive a $50.00 discount on ALL raclette melters!
Order the rental Raclette machine and cheese
Returning the Rental
We will send you an email reminder what date you should return the machine. If you don't send the raclette back in time we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the cost of the machine, minus $50.
Any damaged or missing parts will result in a charge in the amount of replacement parts.
Credit cards are preferred to rent the raclette grill. If you would like to use PayPal, we will need to either keep your credit card information on file until the item is returned, or charge a $300.00 retaining fee to be refunded immediately when the machine is received by our warehouses.
A Traditional Raclette Experience
We recommend about 1/2 to 1/3 pounds of cheese per person. At 6 pounds, a half wheel of Emmi raclette cheese is enough to feed 12-18 people, giving everyone about 4-5 servings of cheese. For side dishes, we recommend 1/2 pound of little new potatoes, boiled in the skin; a jar of gherkins; pearl onions; and some olives. Paprika, nutmeg, and some fresh ground pepper are fantastic as spices. Complete the meal with some traditional dried meat, like our Buenderfleisch, or some prosciutto, salami, or other meats.
Don't be afraid to experiment! We love traditional raclette, but there are countless delicious variations.
How to prepare the raclette
The Emmi raclette cheese has very little rind. Leave the rind on the cheese. When you remove it from the package, you may need to pat off some excess moisture. If you notice any discoloration, scrape it off with a knife. Place the half wheel in the cheese holder and turn the spindle to adjust its proximity to the heating element. The cheese should be about one inch away from the heat source. Once the cheese begins to bubble and turn golden, the first serving is ready. Turn the cheese away from the heating element and tilt the cheese holder to easily scrape the melted cheese onto a prepared plate. Make sure to turn the cheese counterclockwise to automatically adjust its distance to the heating element. Whoever is lucky enough to get the first serving should dig right in while the next serving is prepared. If a hard brown crust begins to form on the edge of the cheese, cut it off with a serrated knife. It's the best part, called the "religiouse" because it tastes heavenly!
A detailed information sheet explaining how to use and clean the melter will be included.