What is Raclette — the cheesy craze that’s winning the heart of Instagram and foodies
Raclette is quickly becoming an Instagram and foodie favorite.
Although the name technically refers to a specific type of cheese or dish, it’s become a more general term for the practice of topping a variety of foods with a layer of gooey cheese — everything from potatoes, meat, bread and vegetables.
Often the cheese is melted while still in a large wedge and then a layer of melted cheese is scrapped off on top of the food.
In Switzerland, where Raclette is a native dish, the preparation can involve a specially designed grill.
Raclette cheese is popping up at cheese counters across the country — often at around $20 a pound.
However, other cheeses can be used — and often appear on social media.