We offer imported Raclette Cheese
and domestic produced cheese. Both are excellent choices for your next raclette dinner. The imported swiss cheese
from Emmi comes in round or square 'wheels' and can be ordered as a full, 1/2 or 1/4 piece. The domestic raclette comes in blocks, great to be used for the grill
and the 1/4 and 1/2 cheese wheel can be used with our melter
. Enjoy your authentic Swiss raclette experience.
Your order is shipped in cooling bags with ice directly from our cheese distributor in WI. Please allow one extra day for processing. Perishable items cannot be shipped over the weekend. As a rule of thumb the cheese will ship the following Monday or Tuesday after you've placed your order. We can not provide gift wrapping. If we feel that the temperature does not allow to ship ground, we will notify you. Additional shipping charges may apply.
If you need to get the order for a certain date, please check with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605 332 5572.
A bit information
Raclette is derived from the French word racler, meaning "to scrape". While originally the cheese was held toward a campfire and 'scrapped' off the cheese wheel when it started to bubble, the modern version of this Swiss dish can be easily replicated.
How to keep it
The cheese will keep well (several weeks), if wrapped properly and kept cold. It should be served at room temperature, but need to be stored in the refrigerator. Mold on cheese is normal on natural cheese; better to get a little mold and just scrape it off, than freezing the cheese. When the vacuum package is opened, double wrap the cheese with waxed paper and aluminum foil, nice and tight, making sure no air is getting to the cheese. Air will spoil it either by drying it out or allowing mold to grow on it. If the cheese should dry out after some time, you can use it for grating. The Raclette is made to be eaten fresh, the flavor will not improve in your refrigerator. Enjoy and just say Cheese!
How much do I need?
Raclette cheese can be stored in the fridge for 4-6 months, so you can buy more than you need for one meal and enjoy many more to come. For a traditional raclette dinner, we recommend 1/3 to 1/2 lb. of raclette cheese per person.
Cut into thick (1/4 to 1/2 inch) slices, and heat in the raclette oven until fully melted and bubbly. Or use a traditional raclette melter, which duplicates the original process of having raclette by melting the surface of a 1/2 or 1/4 wheel under a heat source. Serve with cured meats, cornichons, pearl onions, and freshly ground pepper. Check out our recipe page and sign up for our newsletter to get more free recipes for your raclette grill. Pair cheese with Pinot Grigio, Fendant, a Swiss white wine, or a light, fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais.
About Grand Cru
Named after the traditional alpine dish, Grand Cru Raclette is a standout. Handcrafted in small batches and cured in the cellars of Roth Kase (www.rothkase.com), this washed rind cheese has a velvety, semi-soft body and a nutty, yeasty finish. This sensational melting cheese is a 'must' for an authentic raclette dinner. Note to all vegetarians: The domestic cheese is made with non-animal rennet!
About Emmi's Swiss Raclette
This cheese is actually made in Switzerland and imported into the US. It has a nice mild taste to enhance the flavor of the other items that are served with the cheese.