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Raclette du Valais AOP

      Walliser Raclette
      Valais Raclette

Raclette is a semi-hard cheese made on both sides of the French and Swiss Alps. Valais Raclette or Fromage a Raclette, as they are traditionally called, are made using ancestral methods with unpasteurised milk of cows grazing on the alpine meadows. The name Raclette comes from the French word ‘racler’, which means ‘to scrape’


The cheese has got a thin, brownish-orange coloured rind and a pale yellow pate with a few and scattered open holes. It is has a very distinctive pleasant, aromatic smell with a creamy texture, similar to Gruyere cheeses, which does not separate even when melted. The flavour can vary from nutty, slightly acidic to milky.


While Switzerland supplies 80% of Raclettes, French Raclettes are slightly softer with a smooth and creamy flavour. Raclette is also the name of a Swiss dish where the cheese is melted in front of a fire or a special machine and the melted parts are scraped onto diner’s plates. It is then served with small potatoes, gherkins, pickled onions and air dried meat called Viande des Grisons. Raclette comes in round and square shapes and can be served with Vin de Savoie.


Local classification

AOP (Appellation d'origine protégé)(Ch). Year of registration 2007

Organic production




Dietary product


Lactose-free product




   367 kcal per 100 gr.


   25 gr. per 100 gr.


   29.6 gr. per 100 gr.

Fat in dry matter

   50 %


   0.7 gr. per 100 gr.

Saturated acids

   20.2 gr. per 100 gr.


   99.6 mg. per 100 gr.


   41 gr. per 100 gr.


(Ca) Calcium

  661 mg. ( 25% )*

(K) Potassium

  75.9 mg. ( 14% )*

(Mg) Magnesium

  24.5 mg. ( 30% )*

(Na) Sodium

  643 mg. ( 21% )*

(P) Phosphorus

  460 mg. ( 8% )*

Dietary element

(Se) Selenium

  8 mcg. ( 48% )*


(A) Retino.

  183 mcg. ( 36% )*

(B9) Folatsin..

  51 mcg. ( + 168% )*

(E) Tocopherol

  0.5 mg. ( 0% )*

*(the difference from the average value)


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