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Mar 19, 2010 08:54 AM

Where to get Raclette Cheese

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 Missisauga or Pickering) to find a good source.


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  1. 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.

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

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

        Alex Farm
        377 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

        1. Longo's at Bathurst & Rutherford carries it.

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          1. re: lyndak

            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.

            1. re: jimmyb32

              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. Leslieville cheese on Queen St E and Carlaw