Mmmmmm, we had Raclette for dinner last night and it was sooooo tasty!
I decided to buy a couple different brands of Raclette cheese to try out and see if it is in fact a cheese I would like to make, and I was surprised at the major differences in the taste of the two brands we bought! The first was mild and nutty, while the second was somewhat sharp with a definite stinkiness to it! The second one also had numerous eyes throughout and was rather soft in consistency (difficult to slice, almost like a soft brie), whereas the first had a solid eyeless paste and firm consistency. I preferred the milder of the two...(it melted prettier too; the stinky one was greasier when melted)
We ate the melted cheese with Russian banana fingerling potatoes, dry coppa and salami, gherkins, and crusty bread, DELISH!