Cheese…it’s what’s for dinner!

It’s that old saying of “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”….well, I am a stickler for “rules” and when in Switzerland, I will do as the Swiss do ;)
Our time has come to an end here in Switzerland and we’re heading back to Miami soon but before we leave…I wanted to share with you a true piece of Swiss life…and the piece is called raclette. So…I hope you’re hungry because a have a delicious plate of cheese waiting just for you…I swear, you’ll love it ;)
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So…I like to start a raclette night with a little salad…makes me feel less guilty about the consumption of massive melted cheese.
In order to have raclette, you need a raclette grill…which is essential a grill with “drawers” underneath it…some people will add meat to the top of the grill but we like to do raclette the all natural way…just cornichons, onions, some mushrooms, baby potatoes and definitely red wine ;)
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Then you put a slice of your cheese into a tray and simply wait for the delicious (but uber stinky) cheese to melt into a deliciously creamy texture…once so, you simply pour it on to your plate and voila! Dinner is served ;)
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Believe it or not…it’s a very delicious meal…and since it’s almost always too hot in Miami (and the thought of eating a plate full of melted cheese doesn’t sound as appetizing in humid weather), we always make sure to make 1 or 2 raclette dinners when we’re in Switzerland.
I know, I know…you’re thinking “she ate a block of cheese for dinner?”….and yes, I sure did and it was AMAZING!!
XOXO,
Martha
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56 Comments

  1. August 17, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    great blog dear <3 It's so pretty <3<3<3 I've also a blog :) If do you like also we could follow each other :D

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you for your comment :)
      I will definitely check out your blog!
      XOXO

  2. August 17, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    Looks so tasty! Yuuummy! I think I have to cook something for myself as the pictures are very appetizing! :)
    Sadly that you leave Switzerland. But East or West – home is best, isn’t it? :)

    Have a nice trip back home, dear Martha! ;)
    Hugs! :D

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      Hi Agatha!
      The raclette is really a delicious treat…you’ll have to try it once ;)
      I am also sad to leave Switzerland but excited to be home…always nice to be back in Miami.
      XOXO

  3. August 17, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    HOW LOVELY…I WISH I COULD GO TO SWITZERLAND

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      Switzerland is very lovely…if you ever get a chance, I think you’d love it.
      It’s a beautiful country!
      XOXO

  4. August 18, 2012 / 12:41 am

    Oh WOW, that looks delicious!!! I’ve always said that cheese is the one food that I could never give up. I LOVE it!

    xo Jenny
    http://www.crazystylelove.com

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      I’m with you there, Jenny!
      Cheese is my favorite food…and melted cheese…well, you just can’t pass that up ;)
      XOXO

  5. August 18, 2012 / 1:01 am

    Wow, this is so interesting! Very different but I sure belie e you when you say it’s delicious. Got to love melted cheese, and to have it like that for dinner?! Yum.

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:05 pm

      Lol!
      I know…it’s strange to think that it’s what you eat for your meal but it’s very filing and surprisingly very satisfying…it’s a great treat…but certainly not a meal you can eat every day ;)
      XOXO

  6. August 18, 2012 / 1:45 am

    Yummy!!! Cheese and wine – keys to my heart :) Cute blog, following you and look forward to seeing more. Have a nice weekend!

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:06 pm

      Lol!!!
      Mine too!!
      Two of my favorite things ;)
      Thanks for your comment and your follow!
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Daisy!!
      It is delicious!!
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:06 pm

      Lol!
      So true…and melted…even better ;)
      XOXO

  7. August 18, 2012 / 7:36 am

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    xx San

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!!
      I will definitely check out your blog!
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:07 pm

      No, it’s a special cheese just for raclette called…raclette ;)
      It’s made to be able to melt the right way.
      XOXO

  8. August 18, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    oooh, i love cheese, period! yummers!!

    have a nice wknd!
    kisses,
    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:07 pm

      Lol!
      Me too!!
      Thanks for stopping by!!
      XOXO

  9. August 18, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    me encanta el queso si pudiera comeria todo el tiempo queso, pero engorda jajaja pero delicioso tu post me dio hambre :P

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:08 pm

      Lol!
      A mi tambien me encanta el queso…pero, si…es verdad que engorda…que lastima ;)
      XOXO

  10. August 18, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    Wow you’ve channeled your inner Martha so well Martha :-)…..this is such a mouth watering idea & thanks for telling me what a “raclette”….I would like to have one!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca!!
      If you ever go to the mountains for skiing, I am sure you can find a chalet somewhere that has raclette ;)
      And then…you MUST try it!
      XOXO

  11. August 18, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    sounds insanely good

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:09 pm

      It is!!!
      It’s really delicious…but certainly not low fat ;)
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much for the comment and the follow!!
      XOXO

  12. August 19, 2012 / 2:27 am

    I love cheese more than I should I think! lol What a delicious meal, have a safe trip back!!

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you, Lisa ;)
      I see that cheese is quite a popular subject…who would have thought that so many ladies would love cheese so much ;)
      XOXO

  13. August 19, 2012 / 3:38 am

    girl, you know my weakness. i LOVE cheese! xx

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:10 pm

      Lol!! You’re not the only one…cheese is the biggest vice I have ;)
      XOXO

  14. August 19, 2012 / 4:19 am

    Cheese is like my downfall – it’s so good!!!!

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      Lol!!
      Kirstin…you should go see all the other comments that say the same thing…amazing, we’re ALL cheese lovers ;)
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      Lol!
      Yes, this is not a good post to see if you’re hungry…
      XOXO

  15. August 19, 2012 / 9:10 am

    Cool! I really enjoyed this post, the images are great:D I love cheese and raclette is so yummy:D
    happy weekend,
    xx chris

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you, Chris!!
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!!
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you, Jen!!
      I will definitely check on your blog too!!
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 2:12 pm

      Well, this would certainly cure your cravings ;)
      XOXO

    • August 19, 2012 / 5:43 pm

      Lol!!
      Yes, it was wayyyy more than anyone should eat but it was amazing ;)
      XOXO

    • August 22, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Lol!!!
      I have to tell you…it really is delicious to eat melted cheese ;)
      XOXO

    • August 24, 2012 / 1:34 am

      Hi June!!!
      It was a great trip but now I am happy to be home…eating slightly lighter things like sushi and ceviche ;)
      XOXO