Raclette being poured onto potatoes.
a Swiss dish of cheese melted before an open fire, scraped onto a plate, and served with boiled potatoes and small sour pickles
Origin of racletteFrench ; from racler, to scrape ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form rasclare (for an unverified form rasiculare) ; from Classical Latin rasus, a scraping, origin, originally , past participle of radere: see rat
- A Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted and served on boiled potatoes or bread.
- A firm cheese used in making this dish.
Origin of racletteFrench, from racler, to rake, scrape, from Provençal rasclar, to rake, from Old Provençal, from Vulgar Latin *rāsculāre, from *rāsculum, diminutive of Latin rāstrum, rake; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.
From French raclette, the diminutive form of racler