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Raclette Craving

Hi chowhounds,
I am interested in finding materials to make Raclette. I haven't had this in years and have a craving. Also, with the weather so cold I thought it would make for a cozy dinner party food. I would like to find Raclette cheese and potentially a Raclette Grill. Does anyone out there know where I can find these things in the Boston metro area? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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  1. I love Raclette too!

    I'm not exactly sure where you can find the grill, maybe Sur La Table at the Chestnut Hill Mall or something.

    In terms of ingredients, I would head to Formaggio Kitchen. They have the cheeses, meats, and cornichons (on the side) to make the perfect Raclette party.

    I know I have also bought Raclette cheese at Whole Foods Fresh Pond.

    Hope this helps.

    Leah Klein
    Boston Family Foodie

    1. Whole Foods and Formaggio both usually have raclette cheese of good quality.

      Try Kitchen Arts on Newbury St. for the grill.

      Enjoy

      1. You can occasionally get good raclette cheese at Harry's cheese shop in Haymarket. As with all the cheese there, you should sample before you buy. It's also considerably cheaper than most other places.

        1. The owners of Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus have a large raclette grill they will rent out for parties. Highly recommend calling them to inquire.

          1. This may be raclette heresy, but briefly microwaving a good cheese, and serving it with boiled potatos and cornichon, is an excellent quick fix.

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            1. re: chowfamily

              That might work in a pinch but ya never get that thin crusty golden brown layer on top that is oh so good.

              1. re: Wursthof

                Totally agree - I dream about the half wheel of cheese, unlimited servings scraped off from the heated inside...

            2. I bought a raclette grill at Duck Soup, a kitchen store in Sudbury. It is right on Route 20 (Boston Post Rd.). This was two years ago, so I would call first.

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              1. re: Kat

                ......and here's the link for that and I couldn't resist also adding their website it's;
                http://www.quackquackquack.com

                Harp

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                Duck Soup
                365 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA

              2. Great idea on a cold winter night! Karls Sausage Kitchen has raclette grills for sale and rent. They also carry raclette cheese and several of the other things to make for a simple cozy meal. While you are there check out the Glogg- they have it in a bottle- simple heat, add wine and enjoy!

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                Karl's Sausage Kitchen
                142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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                1. re: agokey

                  Renting the grill does seem like a good idea. There is one for sale at Williams Sonoma but it is $139! Seems steep for an item that is not very versatile.

                  http://www.williams-sonoma.com/srch/i...

                2. They are carrying raclette grills at William Sonoma now; perhaps soon you'll be able to find one in the back aisles of Marshall's. Last time I did raclette we moved beyond the raclette cheese (which I picked up at TJ's) and embraced fontina, emmental, and gruyere. I also encourage moving beyond meat and potatoes. Tomatoes are lovely, bread is a must, and the broccoli was surprisingly popular. Enjoy!

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                  1. re: GilbyEast

                    The raclette grill that is at William Sonoma is being sold on ebay for $114 including shipping.

                  2. I bought a raclette grill on Amazon (the Hamilton is $80) and my French friends have told me it's perfectly good.