New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2010
Winter is the perfect time to try raclette, a traditional warm cheese dish that gained popular appeal as a post ski feast for French and Swiss skiers in the Alps.
There’s no need to hit the slopes before indulging with delicious raclette, however, and Ile de France Cheese is making it easier than ever with a free guide and giveaway!
Cheese lovers are invited to http://www.IledeFranceCheese.com for new original raclette recipes, a guide to making the dish and a giveaway featuring Boska Holland raclette grills and full supplies of gourmet French cheese!
Serving raclette is simple and very social. The grill is placed at the center of a table and everyone gathers around it as each portion of the meal is prepared on the spot. The communal nature of preparing raclette makes it the perfect dish for winter gatherings.
Here are a few raclette tips that will help create a luxurious, delicious and easy meal that strikes the perfect blend of sophistication and fun!
- Prepare your veggies and meats, seafood or poultry in advance so you can relax before the party. Getting the items ready beforehand also allows you to marinate whatever meats you choose to serve as well.
- Plan for about seven ounces of raclette cheese and about the same amount of potatoes per person. Keep some crispy portion of French baguette on hand for guests to snack on as they wait for the meal to begin.
- Keep plenty of herbs and spices at the table for your guests. Fresh ground pepper, paprika and sea salt are essential.
See the rest of the Ile de France raclette guide - and register to win gourmet cheeses and a raclette grill set from Dutch cheese tool maker Boska Holland - at http://www.IledeFranceCheese.com.