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Raclette du Valais AOP

      Raclette
      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’



Description



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.



Cooking



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.




Certification



Local classification

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


Organic production



  No


Vegetarian



  No


Dietary product



  No


Lactose-free product



  Yes



NUTRITIONAL VALUE




Calories



   367 kcal per 100 gr.


Protein



   25 gr. per 100 gr.


Fats



   29.6 gr. per 100 gr.


Fat in dry matter



   50 %


Carbohydrates



   0.7 gr. per 100 gr.


Saturated acids



   20.2 gr. per 100 gr.


Cholesterol



   99.6 mg. per 100 gr.


Water



   41 gr. per 100 gr.



MACRONUTRIENTS




(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% )*



VITAMINS




(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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