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This Ooey Gooey Raclette Pop-Up In Brooklyn Tomorrow Is A Cheese Lover’s Fantasy

By Claire Leaden

This Ooey Gooey Raclette Pop-Up In Brooklyn Tomorrow Is A Cheese Lover’s Fantasy

You may not recognize Raclette cheese from its name, but you definitely will from its photos.

Those mouthwateringly cheesy pics that became an Instagram foodie sensation show rich, Alpine cheese being melted and then scraped from a giant wheel onto different foods.

I’ll have cheese on that, please! Tomorrow, December 19 you can say those words over and over again at the Emmi Cheese Raclette pop-up at the Brooklyn Cider House from 5-9pm for one night only.

“Raclette” comes from the French word “racler” which means “to scrape.” This method of serving—with Alpine cheeses melted into a giant cheese wheel and then scraped off onto different sides like potatoes, vegetables, breads and meats—has been a European tradition that dates back centuries. It’s particularly popular in the Valais and Haute Savois regions of Switzerland and France, and is a fairly uncommon treat in NYC, though there is a restaurant dedicated to the process in the East Village.

 

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At the pop-up event at Brooklyn Cider House on Thursday, December 19, the famous cheesy goodness will be served straight from the wheel over garlic roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, cornichons, cipollini onions and baguette bread. You can pair it with their natural hard cider for only $12, and/or with Kielbasa for $16. Raclette can also be added to their regular dinner prix fixe menu for an additional $12, which also includes their famous cider “catch!”

Brooklyn Cider House

The “cider catch” means that you can tap into the enormous on-site barrels and are served hard cider fresh as it has finished fermenting. You have to literally catch it in your glass as it pours out of the barrel! Brooklyn Cider House is actually the only place in the country to catch cider that’s been made on-premises, and it’s NYC’s first cidery, restaurant and bar all under one roof.

Where: 1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

When: Thursday, December 19 from 5–9pm

More info: On their website here. Reservations suggested!

featured image source: Brooklyn Cider House