Famous for its cheese and chocolate, Switzerland is the home of gourmet cheeses and perhaps the best chocolate in the world. Not to be missed, of course is the Swiss Raclette, a signature Swiss dish that has a block of the semi-firm cow’s milk cheese, Raclette, heated in front of an open fire to melt the surface, and then the melted cheese is scraped onto diners’ plates and served with potatoes, bread & pickled onion and cucumber. The Swiss Raclette at Seven Corners, which I tasted, had the cheese served with fried potato wedges, mini pickled onions and slices of pickles.
2 lb small new potatoes
1 1/2 lb Swiss raclette cheese, cut into slices
- Pickled cucumber
- Pickled onions
1. Wash potatoes. Boil in their skin until cooked.
2. Place potatoes, cheese and all side dishes on table.
3. Place slice of cheese in each of 8 raclette dishes and place under heating element to melt.
4. Scrape melted cheese onto each person’s plate of potatoes, baguettes & pickled onions.
5. Season with freshly ground pepper.