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Where to get Raclette Cheese

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Livingtoeat Mar 19, 2010 08:54 AM

Hi Hounds,

I am planning my first Raclette party and was wondering if anyone knows of a good source for Raclette cheese. I am close Danforth and Pape but would be willing to travel (not too far....like Missisauga or Pickering) to find a good source.

Thanks,

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  1. MMRuth RE: Livingtoeat Mar 19, 2010 08:56 AM

    Just happened to see this post pop up and, while I don't have any local suggestions, were I you, I would make sure that to get Swiss Raclette rather than the French one, which is sometimes easier to find, but not nearly as good.

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      cheezy1 RE: Livingtoeat Mar 19, 2010 09:06 AM

      We've always had luck finding Raclette at Metro and Sobeys.

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        cheesymama RE: Livingtoeat Mar 19, 2010 09:36 AM

        I get mine at the Danforth Alex Farms. They have a reasonable price on it and good turnover.

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        377 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

        1. lyndak RE: Livingtoeat Mar 19, 2010 10:17 AM

          Longo's at Bathurst & Rutherford carries it.

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            jimmyb32 RE: lyndak Mar 19, 2010 11:16 AM

            I always go to Alex on Danforth down by Detroit Eatery. They will slice the cheese if you're using the raclette machine with the little drawers.

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              1sweetpea RE: jimmyb32 Mar 19, 2010 11:44 AM

              Any good cheese shop should carry it, but SLM might be a good destination, as you have at least a few cheese shops contained within. If you're not using the cheese that day, I'd suggest buying a whole piece and slicing it yourself right before use, to keep it moist and fresh. It was suggested that I put the whole piece in the freezer for 30 minutes or so to get it really firm for even and thin slices. Worked like a charm. I tried to go paper thin and stack a few per tray, for quick melting. If you want a slower melt, just make your slices thicker. Quality counts with this cheese (as with most), so be prepared to shell out a bit of money for a goodly sized piece of Raclette. I served mine with crusty bread, gherkins, sausage, cocktail onions, peppers and mushrooms. Everything was decadently good. Enjoy!

          2. atomeyes RE: Livingtoeat Mar 19, 2010 12:17 PM

            Leslieville cheese on Queen St E and Carlaw

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