一家に一台ラクレットグリルのお話

A story about a raclette grill for every household

When you hear the phrase "one for every household," what comes to mind?

In Japan, the "Genghis Khan hotpot (plate)" of Hokkaido residents and the "Takoyaki maker" of Osaka residents are famous. In fact, this "one in every household" series is also available in France! That is...

"One raclette grill for every household"

Raclette has recently become more well-known in Japan, but it is still not very common to enjoy it at home. Have you ever tried it? Did you know that it is actually surprisingly easy to make at home?

"Raclette" is the name of a cheese and also a dish. The word originates from "Racler" (French), which means "to scrape." The name comes from the fact that a cut piece of raclette cheese is held over a fireplace, the melted part is scraped off, and then served over boiled potatoes or charcuterie.

Raclette appears on the dinner table in winter, mainly in the region around the Alps (Savoie).

That's why Chloe and Guillaume from Apero are also professionals when it comes to raclette!

This raclette grill and raclette cheese can be easily purchased in Japan.

First of all, there is a wide lineup of grills, from those for single people to party sizes, and they are easy to clean and very convenient to use! I am one of the raclette fans who have become addicted to its ease and deliciousness, and every winter I bring this grill to the dinner table many times. Raclette is now more popular than pots. "Shall we have raclette?" has become as common as "Shall we have apéro?"

By the way, even if you don't have a dedicated grill, you can still enjoy it by slicing the raclette cheese thickly, heating it in a frying pan, and pouring it over the ingredients, so please give it a try.

As for cheese, there is also easy-to-use pre-cut cheese available, or you can buy a full block of cheese and cut it to your desired thickness.

As for the taste of the cheese itself, what is unique about it is the perfect balance between its richness and moderate saltiness. Heating it makes the aroma mellow and the taste milder. Before heating it, it has a rather unique aroma, so you may hesitate to eat it for the first time, but please don't worry. By adding heat, it turns into a cheese that is so delicious you will become addicted to it.

Now that you have the machine and cheese, all you need to do is gather the other ingredients. This is also very easy, just add boiled potatoes, your favorite charcuterie, and some cornichons to serve as a palate cleanser, and you're done!

It's time for aperitif while the machine warms up, then let's have a toast!

If you're interested in how to enjoy it, you can check out Apero's Instagram highlights for reference.

Guillaume Chloé Loïc's authentic French raclette can be found here ➡️ @aperowines→Highlight→as we are🇫🇷

But there's one important thing you shouldn't forget: the wine to pair with your raclette.

A well-chilled dry white wine is the perfect match for winter cheeses like raclette! One of the most recommended is a white wine made from Chasselas, a variety of cheese made in the same mountain valley area as the cheese. Winter cheeses are full-bodied and flavorful, so pairing them with a dry white wine will allow you to enjoy them to the very last bite without getting bored.

Why not try some raclette with your family and friends this winter?

At apéro we have a selection of delicious wines that go perfectly with raclette. Be sure to give them a try.

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