It’s hard to avoid the tantilising videos of melting, oozy raclette cheese being scraped delicately onto a variety of dishes, including potatoes, bread and burgers. Now, you can recreate this internet phenomenon at home, with the new Raclette & Heater from Waitrose & Partners.
Popular in the Alps, raclette is a firm cow’s milk cheese traditionally served from a specific kind of grill. The melted, caramelised surface of the cheese is perfect for scraping over foods to create an indulgent, and very Instagrammable treat. Available at Waitrose & Partners, the special grill comes with a quarter wheel of the Swiss cheese.
Alice Shrubsall, Waitrose cheese buyer says,
‘Our obsession with watching videos of this delicious cheese can now be a reality in our own homes with this incredible grill. Raclette is the ultimate show-stopping cheese, ideal for entertaining or perfect as a Christmas gift for the foodie in your life.’
The cheese quarter is positioned in front of the heated lamp, and the holding bracket swivels out so you can scrape the melted cheese straight onto a dish of your choice. The concrete base prevents the heater from slipping, and is easy to clean.
Arriving in shops just in time for Christmas, the Raclette & Heater (£150) is available to order now on Waitrose.com/entertaining. It will be ready for delivery or collection between 6 November and 24 December and 28-31 December.