13. Raclette table top Electric Raclette Grill
When a friend invited our family to their house to 'manger la raclette' – eat raclette – I had no idea what to expect.
I learned it meant melted raclette cheese (which you melt yourself) served over various sliced cold meats, potatoes and cornichons. Raclette is a type of cheese originally from Switzerland and typically used in this meal.
Think Fondue, only each person melts their own cheese by placing a slice of raclette cheese on a mini pan which they place under the electric tabletop raclette grill, usually placed in the centre of the table so everyone can melt their own cheese.
Raclette grills would make a wonderful gift for someone who loves to entertain or wants a fun way to serve family dinners.
Having said that, raclette cheese is hard to find outside of France so feel free to substitute with your favourite cheese. I have used Cheddar, Swiss, Gouda and even Parmesan and serve over grilled veggies and potatoes. Watch the video below to see how it’s done.