Sunday, November 7, 2010

Raclette Party

Last night, I got together with some good friends for a raclette party. Raclette is a type of cheese from Switzerland. It is prepared with vegetables on a special raclette grill. The grill heats numerous small pans in which each guest melts the raclette with vegetables, pickles, olives, etc.

I had never heard of raclette cheese or grills before. Both Jenny & Arnita have one. Then, last week, Omid and I were watching Burt Wolf's Travels. Burt traveled to Switzerland and the entire hour long show was about raclette & how to eat it. It looked delicious, so I emailed a bunch of friends and we decided to have a party.

Arnita's raclette grill.
Arnita & Jenny prepping all the food. They got this job since they were the experts!

Jovi & Annette

Donna's dog, Buddy. I love his eyes!

Arnita, Me, Annette & Donna

Finally sitting down to eat!


Here is a close up of the grill. The cheese is placed into the small pans. There is an element underneath that melts the cheese. The top part is the grill. Arnita brought meat & shrimp to grill on the top. When we ran out of raclette cheese, we used cubes of cheddar & jack. They worked just as well.


These are all the goodies I ate with my raclette.
This party was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do it again!

1 comment:

The Rinkels said...

How interesting! I've never heard of that before.