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What is Raclette — the cheesy craze that’s winning the heart of Instagram and foodies

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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.

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