Charlotte shop gives you a chance to enjoy cheese in an interesting way

On Friday night, Red Clay Ciderworks and Orrman’s Cheese Shop hosted a fun experience called Raclette.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - A Charlotte shop is giving you a chance to enjoy cheese in an interesting way.

On Friday night, Red Clay Ciderworks and Orrman’s Cheese Shop hosted a fun experience called Raclette.

It’s a culinary art that dates back to 13th Century Switzerland.

The people at the Cheese Shop will use a modern technique to melt a half wheel of Raclette, weighing about seven pounds. They will place it under a special heat lamp to melt the cheese.

Then the chef will carve the gooey top layer of melted cheese onto a toasted baguette or potatoes laced with ham, pickles, and spicy mustard.

It’s a dish you could try to make at home.

“If you wanted to do Raclette at your house, you could order a wedge of Raclette and slice it and put it under a broiler and melt it and pour it over the potatoes. We have Raclette machines for rent where you have slices of Raclette you put under a heat lamp. It slides right off your tray into your plate,” Rachel Klebaur, of Orrman’s Cheese Shop, said.

Raclette is popular now in the French countryside and the Swiss Alps You can give it a try at Red Clay Ciderworks.

Cheryl Brayboy

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Cheryl Brayboy joined WBTV in August 2019 is a co-host of WBTV's lifestyle show QC@3. Cheryl also enjoys shooting and editing features for the show.