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A raclette grill is a type of cooking utensil that's used to cook food by melting cheese on top of it. It consists of two metal plates, one with holes in it and the other without. The bottom plate has an

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The Raclette dining experience is one in which each individual can create their own unique and personalized meal. Let your taste buds guide you on finding a culinary delight. And to get you started we have a few of our favorites raclette recipe ideas. For more tasty ideas get the recipe book.

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Traditional Raclette Recipe

Using a Raclette Table Top Grill

How to use a Classic Raclette Melter

Raclette Grill Party – see how it works

Raclette for all ages – Children’s favorites

Crepes on the Raclette grill

Sweet Breakfast Raclette with Pears

Candlelight Raclette

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Raclette on the BBQ grill

Raclette and Brats

Quick and Easy Raclette Breakfast

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Appetizers and Side Dished

American Racletteburger

Egg Raclettewich

Mango Shrimp

Honey-Mustard-Ham with Raspberries

Asian Beef – Raclette with an Asian Twist

Left Over Raclette Cheese – Alfredo Sauce

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Traditional Raclette Recipe

This simple raclette recipe should be the first you try on your raclette grill or raclette melter. For 4 Persons.

  • 8 small/medium potatoes
  • 1.5 lb. Raclette Cheese
  • Buendnerfleisch (cut in paper thin slices)
  • 1 jar pickled gherkin cucumbers (cornichons)
  • 1 jar pickled onions
  • freshly ground pepper
  • paprika

Wash potatoes and boil in a pot filled with salted water for about 20 min. Leave the skin on! Test with a knife if the potatoes are done. Keep warm until ready to use in an insulated potato bag. In the meantime remove the rind of the cheese and cut into 1/16″ thick slices using an adjustable wire slicer. Arrange gherkins, onions, and Buendnerfleisch on a platter and set aside until required. Turn raclette on to begin to heat up (allow for at least 5 minutes before using). For Raclette grills: Each guest takes a slice of cheese, places it in their pan and slides it under the raclette grill to melt. It takes approximately 2 minutes to melt to a creamy consistency and 3 minutes for a more crispier top. In the meantime take a potato, place onto your plate and cut it into a few pieces, remove the pan from under the grill once it’s reached its preferred consistency and hold the pan onto its side to scrape the cheese out, using your wooden spatula. For Raclette melter, each guest prepares potatoes and side dishes on their plates. When the cheese starts melting on the wheel, scrape the cheese onto the plate. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper and paprika.

_________________________________________________________________________________Raclette for all ages – Children’s favoritesChildren of all ages love having a ‘Raclette Party’! Offer a variety of food items to appeal to varying tastes (vegetables, meats, and fruits). Allow each child to make their own unique creation, you would be surprised at the inner chef of your child! Here are some favorites of children:

Sally’s favorite Raclette combination

Cook the pork and potato slices on the grill top, when brown, put them in the pan, add a slice of tomato, and cover with cheese. Put under the heating element until melted. Enjoy with fresh ground pepper.

Jimmy’s favorite Raclette combination – Hawaiian

Put a slice of ham in the pan, add a slice of pineapple, cover with Raclette Cheese. Put under the heating element until melted. Also delicious with a slice of baguette bread.

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Tucker’s favorite Raclette combination – “Raclette Pizza”

Put a piece of bread in the pan, spread pizza sauce evenly, add salami or pepperoni slices, and cover with cheese. Put under the heating element until melted. Enjoy your very own pizza. If you think you’d like to make a real mini-pizza with your raclette check out our Pizza and Raclette grill.


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Appetizers and Side Dished

Cheese Toast

Lightly toast slices of French or Italian bread on the grill plate. Place into a raclette dish and sprinkle with white wine. Cover with a slice of cheese and slide the raclette dish under the grill. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes. While the cheese is melting, cook thin slices of bacon or ham, sliced mushrooms, or onion rings on the grill plate. Once the cheese is melted garnish with the prepared grilled items.

Grilled Potatoes

Slice small pre-boiled potatoes lengthwise, place in a raclette dish. Cover with a thin layer of cheese (or you can use spices), slide the raclette dish under grill plate until cheese has melted.


Grill green or red peppers, mushrooms and onions on the grill top. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese in raclette dish and slide under grill plate until cheese has melted. Place a tortilla on the grill top and fill with grilled vegetables and melted cheese. Fold tortilla over and flip it so both sides are browned. Cut and serve. You can also add your favorite meat and try different types of cheeses.


American RacletteburgerSubmitted by our customer Mary Ann from Crisfield, MD

  • Sliced artisan bread
  • Hamburger patties
  • Onion slices
  • Garlic slices
  • Cheese slices (e.g. Emmentaler)

Mango ShrimpServes: 4

  • 2 tsps green peppercorn or black peppercorn
  • 10 oz shrimp
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 small mango
  • salt, sugar to taste
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Crush peppercorns, combine shrimp, peppercorns, oil and lemon juice. Peel mango, cut fruit from pit, and dice finely. Add diced mango to shrimp and season mixture to taste with salt and sugar. Place a little shrimp-mango mixture and cover with Raclette Cheese in the raclette dishes and cook for about 8 minutes, adding sliced almonds toward the end. Optional: grill the shrimp on the grill top before placing in raclette dishes. Enjoy!


Honey-Mustard-Ham with RaspberriesServing: 4 people

  • 1 lb ham, cubed in 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 5-6 oz. fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 lb Raclette Cheese, sliced

Mix ham, mustard, honey, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Heat Raclette grill. Put ham cubes and raspberries in the pan, cover with cheese and place it under the heating element. When melted, slide onto your plate and enjoy. Serve with fresh baguette bread.

From: “Ein Dutzend gluschtige Raclette-Rezepte”_________________________________________________________________________________Asian Beef – Raclette with an Asian TwistMarinate the meat, grill some vegetables, and serve with French bread (makes 4 servings)Ingredients: For the marinade:3 garlic gloves, minced3 teaspoon grated fresh ginger1/4 cup light brown sugar4 teaspoons chili powder or red chili paste1/4 cup pear or pineapple juice1/4 cup canola oil2 pounds boneless beef, sliced thinlyVegetables:Zucchini, mushrooms, red or yellow pepper, tomatoes,Bread:French bread or sour dough breadCheese:For this recipe we recommend our imported Emmi Raclette cheese (1.75lbs). This cheese is milder than the domestic Montanella cheese and pairs better with the Asian style beef.Directions: 1. Whisk garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, pear juice, and oil in a bowl. Add meat and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.2. Cut the vegetables, sprinkle with a little oil.3. Slice the bread and the the meat and vegetables on the preheated grill top; melt the cheese in the dishes. Combine on your plate. Season with a little paprika and fresh ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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