Definition of raclette in English:

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raclette

Pronunciation: /raˈklɛt/

noun

[mass noun]
A Swiss dish of melted cheese, typically eaten with potatoes.
Example sentences
  • In the realm of cheese cookery fondue and raclette are well known internationally.
  • The restaurant in our bunkhouse even dishes up those old Swiss favourites raclette and fondue.
  • In the French Alps the author luxuriates in the pleasures of skiing and food, filing the pages with rich detail like the one about raclette, a cheese you melt and pour over sliced potatoes and ham.

Origin

French, literally 'small scraper', referring to the practice of holding the cheese over the heat and scraping it on to a plate as it melts.

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