From now until the temperature starts to rise again in mid-2014, internationally renowned cheesemonger Steve Jones and the kind folks at his Southeast Belmont’s Cheese Bar will host a raclette night every Wednesday night, starting at 6 pm. For a mere $6, cheese lovers get a plate of boiled potatoes, cornichons, ham, and a variety of mustards, doused in freshly-melted raclette cheese.
For those of us who are not international cheese aficionados, raclette is a popular party food in most of Europe. The dish originated in the Alpine region of Switzerland, and quickly spread to Germany, France, and surrounding nations. At Cheese Bar, Jones uses a German machine to melt the French cheese he prefers, for a multi-national culinary experience. “Raclette is one of those great comfort foods of the world,” says Jones.