Note: This is an older recipe. We have since changed to a plant-based diet and love it. It’s better for our health, all living and the planet.
If melted cheese on top of grilled vegetables and meat sounds yummy to you, than a Raclette grill party might be something for you. We have been enjoying Raclette dinners for years on many different occasions. It is great for any party. Oh, you do not know what Raclette is, here is a 101 on Raclette.
What is Raclette
Raclette is actually a cheese that in Switzerland and France was melted in front of a fire and then scraped onto dinner plates accompanied by potatoes, pickles, and dried meat. To be able to have a similar dish in modern day there is a Raclette Party Grill with small pans.
How to serve Raclette
For a Raclette grill party dinner you need a Raclette Party Grill with small pans. You will need as many pans as you have people. So everyone is able to fill their own pan with yummynes and melt it under the grill.
On top of the grill you can grill meat and vegetables as desired.
For the food the ideas are almost endless; choose whatever you or your company would like grilled and topped with cheese. The picture is showing a lady group party. Here are some ideas:
- Pickled beets
- Broccoli and cauliflower
- Mini smokies
It can be served with potatoes or toast.
For cheese you can go for the real Raclette cheese. I usually use Gouda, Marble, or Mozzarella. Cheese is by far the main ingredient, so you will need lots!
When to serve Raclette
Raclette grill party is a great meal for the cold season because it will get warm and cozy in your dining area. Since there is little preparation and lots of fun, it is perfect for
- Dinner with friends and family
- Special breakfast or brunch
- New Year’s Eve
- Any Holiday
Plan lots of time for a Raclette dinner. It is not just about the food, it is about the whole experience of preparing it, enjoying the smell and sound of grilled food and melted cheese.
A Raclette grill party with friends and family is a fun experience. Hope this post made you want to try it. And remember: Once Raclette, always Raclette! Hmm, yummy!
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Definitely worth purchasing and doing together with friends and family for something a little different.
The supermarkets are overflowing with Rackette cheese now… It’s such a fantastic way to spend an evening.
I highly recommend it. Way better than oil fondu.
Marjie Briggs @ Home Again Jiggety-jig! says
I first info about Raclette from some friends in Belgium. It is done many different ways, just like we do our parties here. Looks quite yummy!
We too learned about Raclette in Europe. And yeas, there are many different ways to enjoy it, whatever you prefer.
I’ve never heard of Raclette. How fun! It’s a bit like a fondue meal from Melting Pot but better for you! And, thanks for linking up to Let’s Get Real!
Shirley Wood says
You were right, I’d never heard of it. I’m always happy to learn something new though, especially when it sounds fun AND Yummy too! I’m Pinning this to use later, thanks for sharing 🙂
I’ve never heard of it, either, but it looks so delicious. I love to learn new cooking techniques and anything with cheese added is always good. Thanks for sharing, Anna!
Renew Your Space says
Wow – this looks fun! I’m book-marking to do with some friends 🙂 ~Renee
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Yummy!!! This is right up my alley – I love cheese! And what a unique way to serve it for fun gatherings!
Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life says
I’m with Nicole and Shirley……..I’ve never heard of raclette. It looks like it would be so much fun and the possibilities are endless. My family would really like this for dinner as they like to make their own meals like tacos and such. Of course, they love anything with cheese. Your breakfast version looks so good, too. Thanks for opening my eyes to raclette.
I sure would love to have all you newbies to raclette over for dinner. To far away I’m afraid. But try it if you can, you will love it.
Joyce @ It's Your Life says
I have never heard of this, what fun, and love melted cheese. Pinning to my everything yummy board, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, stop by later tonight and share some more.
Thank for the reminder 🙂
We made mini pizzas in the raclette grill, allways good to find new varitys to make in there
That is a great idea, thank you for sharing.